While we are not holding our breath, there is some hope this summer that the Amanda Staveley led consortium, which is trying to buy Newcastle United and is 80% funded by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund – could be successful.
But fans are incredibly skeptical, and rightly so since we’ve been down this road too many times to be confident it will succeed.
I have to admit I was almost certain the deal with the Bin Zayed Group would go through last May – and it didn’t so once (many times?) bitten – twice shy.
There was a report from Eurosport reporter Manu Lonjon last week that an unnamed individual was close to buying Newcastle.
He did not say it was the Amanda Staveley led consortium and the Chronicle has reported there are currently two groups trying to buy the group – so maybe it’s the other group?
And the French reporter updated his tweet yesterday to say that a close source is hoping for an official communication by early May.
What the official communication may be we don’t know, but if it’s that Newcastle have been sold, then the papers for that must now be into the Premier League, who will be doing their owners and directors test.
Amanda Staveley – OK Mike – so it’s a done deal!
But the communication could be simply that some agreement has been reached with Mike Ashley.
But that’s been extremely difficult to achieve in the past with the stubborn and selfish Newcastle owner.
Fans just don’t believe it’s going to happen this time with the Amanda Staveley-led consortium, and almost 80% think Mike Ashley will find some way to scuttle the deal.
The poll is open, so you can still vote.
What do you think about this on this Easter Sunday?