GACP CEO and Chairman Joseph DaGrosa has finally publicly spoken about the reported interest his group has in purchasing Newcastle United. For months, there have been reports of GACP Sports and Peter Kenyon trying to usher a deal with Mike Ashley.
The latest movement on the reported takeover had to do with Joseph DaGrosa being bought out of his 13% stake in Bordeaux just over a week ago. That opened the door for speculation that Da Grosa would turn his attentions to Newcastle.
However, while the reports of his interest appear to have been accurate, it looks unlikely that a deal will happen anytime soon.
NBC Sports have published some comments from the American businessman given in a phone interview with Pro Soccer Talk.
“I can certainly confirm interest. I will confirm that I’ve had conversations with Mike Ashley’s top representative. I would describe those conversations as very positive.
“I would say Mike Ashley and his team are a lot easier and a lot friendlier and business savvy than anyone gives them credit for. We’re still talking.
“I’m not sure we’re going to reach an agreement, but that’s certainly not because of either side’s intractability or unwillingness to move forward.”
All three statements express the willingness of both buyer and seller to strike a deal. All three talk about how great Mike Ashley is but then state that if an agreement isn’t reached, it’s not due to either party not desperately wanting one to happen.
It sounds like it’s the same old situation at Newcastle as we end yet another year under the rule of Mike Ashley with no tangible hope of him selling up anytime soon.
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