Newcastle Takeover Moving Quickly – Multiple Offers Received – Deal Possible Next Month


The news today is that owner Mike Ashley is reported to have received four different bids from would-be new owners of Newcastle United.

The Chronicle is reporting that sources at Newcastle have said the bids are all in the range of £300M and a deal could be done in January.

We hope if it’s all true that will be early January so the new owner can help with the transfer window.

It also appears that former Manchester United and Chelsea CEO Peter Kenyon has indeed put together a bid and that is one of the four would-be buyers in for the club.

It would be tremendous if his bid wins and he becomes the new CEO at Newcastle and can work closely with Rafa Benitez.

Arthur Blank’s organization denied yesterday they are interested in buying Newcastle, so he doesn’t seem to be one of the four bids.

The would-be buyers are said to be from America and the Middle East.

Mike Ashley – seems ready to sell

The negative is that this comes at a time when Newcastle have to play 8 games before January 2nd.

Newcastle players cannot have this takeover talk affect the Newcastle team – as it seemed to last year when Amanda Staveley was trying to buy the club for more than three months.

Ashley spoke out surprisingly in an interview on Monday night on Sky Sports and seems finally ready to sell the club and out our fans out of their misery.

This is some of what Ashley said then:

“I am hopeful – for the Newcastle fans, for the club, for everybody, that I will be able to step aside and we will be able to get an owner in that will please everybody.”

Rafa must now keep the players concentrating on their jobs, and we cannot afford another slump like last year because that could impact any takeover.

This is what Rafa said yesterday at his press conference:

For us, we have experience of this.”

“We are in the same situation that we were in before. When we say, ‘business as usual’, it’s because we know that it will not change our plans.”

“Our plans are to look for the transfer targets. Fine. We are looking for the targets, so it depends who is there and who is available.”

“But for me, we carry on and thinking that Mike will be there, and we have to choose the right players for us. That’s it.”

Even if the deal is not complete it may spur the current organization to fund Rafa next month – at the request of whoever the new owners will be.

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15 comments so far

  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 5, 2018 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #2

    Just get the deal done, yesterday.

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  • c-dog

    Dec 5, 2018 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #3

    @jib

    Where you at it lad, Phnom Pehn?

    4
  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 5, 2018 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #4

    Ashley is really lucky that I’ve got a ton of money and don’t need any more. I know some really juicy stuff about him that would be worth a fortune to the newspapers but I don’t want to disclose it and risk bringing the club into disrepute.

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  • ashleysmate

    Dec 5, 2018 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #5

    I thought everything had to be hush hush until everything was completed??
    Also it was stated last week that Kenyon was struggling to find the finances needed to pay mash?
    I hope this latest news has got some life in it, but I won’t believe it until everything is signed and watertight.

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  • ToonRich

    Dec 5, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #7

    @ashleysmate

    “Dec 5, 2018 at 9:16 AM
    Comment #5

    I thought everything had to be hush hush until everything was completed??”

    I guess the NDA stops potential buyers from speaking but he makes his own rules on what details he can release and when!!

    1
  • geordietom

    Dec 5, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #8

    if the deal is on heres’ hoping its all done and dusted in time for RAFA to get some decent transfer funds…

    as i said a few times on here we will all wake up one morning and the sake’s been done …

    ASHLEYSMATE

    i agree with you on what your saying mate …

    sky are saying there’s for groups made him offers for WOR CLUB …

    hope whoever buys WOR CLUB has enough money to take WOR CLUB further and put decent money in to to the club for new players …

    anyway we shall find out soon enough i recon

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  • geordietom

    Dec 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #9

    four groups* typo error

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  • geordietom

    Dec 5, 2018 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #10

    jib

    love it mate…

    where was that scotchy road pmsl

    2
  • DubaiMicky

    Dec 5, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #11

    Interesting reply to NUFC Supporters from the Club:-

    We have been informed by the club that they are ‘unable to provide further information at the moment’.

    1
  • lochinvar

    Dec 5, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #12

    If it’s Americans who flew in over Newcastle today there’s bound to be a Hollywood film made of any takeover.

    Wonder what the title will be ?
    How about a remake of

    “One flew over the cuckoos* nest ”

    * Mike Ashley

    3
  • cyprus

    Dec 5, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #13

    Rafa,
    I get your point, but it’s not the same. You look at different shelves if you have 10 pounds or 100 pounds.

    On the game, this is probably one of those free swings. Everyone expects us to lose, same as Burnley tonight. Hence the combined amazing odds for draws in both games, which I’ve gone for. But would not recommend you do the same.

    I’d love it if we went for it guns blazing, gave them a bit to think about, (even nicked it). Gave us something to cheer about. But, I think, that ain’t going to happen. We’ll be back to the ‘pragmatic’ football style of defend, defend.

    Anyway, hoping for a draw.

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 5, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #14

    Dubai
    What japes we all have.
    Cryptic reply from the club or is it via Bishop’s crew ?

    1
  • geordiesteve520

    Dec 5, 2018 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #15

    @Jib, great link to Benfield; my dad is secretary there and they’d love the extra support. Ex-toon youngster Paul Brayson is still turning out for them

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