We know this could be another red herring that Ashley has put out to give some leeway to refuse to provide Rafa the money he needs to improve the Newcastle team next month.
So with that in mind, it does seem that there are buyers interested in acquiring Newcastle and with the team winning three games in a row that interest will have solidified.
We’ll just have to hope we can keep picking up the points, and mostly wins, so we can get away from the relegation zone.
If we are in a decent position as we play more games in December, then would-be buyers would want to seal a deal so they can improve the side in January so there would be little chance of another relegation.
If a takeover does happen before the end of the season and before Rafa’s contract runs out Rafa himself will be a big winner.
Rafa Benitez and the Geordie Nation
This is his third tough season at Newcastle, but the fans simply adore the man.
He has the brilliance and down to earth attitude which the Geordie Nation have taken to.
And his comments recently about wanting to keep winning things will be a message to Ashley but also to any new buyers who may be looking at Newcastle.
If this does happen one big winner will be the manager, and because of his patience, calmness, brilliance, and diplomacy, Rafa Benitez deserves it.
His new deal could be made public at the same time the acquisition is announced – but we are getting way ahead of ourselves.
It would seem very difficult for any deal to be completed before the end of the year even though Ashley says that’s what he would like to see.
Let’s hope if Ashley is still the owner in January then he will provide Rafa with the funds he needs to get four players in.
Rafa and the Recruitment Team have already identified the transfer targets.
This latest episode from last night could be another red herring from Ashley for sure.
But it could also be the real thing – and that’s worth thinking about if you want to cheer yourself up.
Maybe we should create some flags asking a billionaire with real ambition for Newcastle to buy the club and show them at the wolves game.
Howay The Lads!!