Ahead of their trip to Burnley tonight, the Newcastle United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are reflecting on a strong start to the Premier League campaign under Rafa Benitez. Indeed, after a difficult summer, things are going very well on Tyneside right now.
The only issue that seems to dog our punters clad in black and white is obviously Mike Ashley’s constant lack of investment on the transfer front, so the recent talk of a takeover has seriously excited the Geordie contingent who prop up our bar.
With that in mind, claims from the Chronicle have only heightened that sense of excitement. According to their report, the potential of an Amanda Staveley-led takeover around Christmas is a realistic target and her PCP backers are understood to be working towards that.
A formal offer for the Magpies is reportedly expected, much to the delight of our drinkers as they dream of some January investment.
If Staveley buys Newcastle before January and pumps some money into the club, Tyneside really will be the place to be. Some big signings and a few good results would certainly make Rafa Benitez even happier he decided to stay with the club.