Newcastle fans have been stung too many times by reports of an impending takeover to believe them anymore. It also helps them make their mind up when the source is an exclusive from former Stoke and Reading striker Dave Kitson on TalkSPORT, transcript via The Chronicle.
"I can let you in on a little bit of an exclusive. #NUFC will be sold before the end of the season. It’s going to be between £300million and £400million. But it is going.” – Dave Kitson on Talksport. https://t.co/LZdi9pZQEJ
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) April 9, 2019
Kitson may give some decent soundbites to TalkSPORT listeners, but the Magpies really aren’t having it. According to the pundit, the Geordies are set to be taken off of Mike Ashley’s hands for a fee between £300 and £400 million before the end of the season. However, the fans are all of the opinion that this is just Mike Ashley planting the seed so he can get away without spending big money in the summer.
St James Park can be a toxic place when the fans are all in full cry calling for their owner to sell-up, and if these reports from Kitson prove to be true then it would be a weight lifted from not just Newcastle United Football Club, but from Newcastle as a city. The chances are, though, that it’s a load of rubbish, and the Magpies aren’t prepared to get their hopes up again just to have them dashed.
You can read the Geordies’ verdict on Kitson’s supposed exclusive here:
Will be Ashley planting the seeds before the season ticket renewals again. Been here before.
— benito (@Benito_SK13) April 9, 2019
Dave Kitson in the know
— Richard Summerfield (@ToonRichie) 9 April 2019
When did Dave Kitson become the inside man at Newcastle??
— Anthony Gleeson (@Gleeson1985) April 9, 2019
— Sam Geen (@Geeny200) 9 April 2019
And once again it starts …
— lonna (@lonna10) April 9, 2019
I hear violins playing again, change the record
— Paul Hewitt (@PaulHew03845348) April 9, 2019
That will help with his Debenhams take over then
— Ben McCabe (@benjani7) April 9, 2019
He’s trying to get his non existent profile up by spouting bs
— Sonny Brar (@sonny_brar) April 9, 2019
The Magpies are all aware that this is probably a load of rubbish and will be looking for some substantial evidence that what Kitson says has some legs.