As you can imagine, the Newcastle United fans here in the Transfer Tavern can never really get enough of discussing their potential takeover. With Mike Ashley’s era drawing to a close, life is pretty good for our punters clad in black and white right now.
Still, it’s important not to get too excited just yet. Amanda Staveley’s opening offer is understood to have been rejected by the Sports Direct mogul, though reports from the Shields Gazette have certainly raised hope amongst our Geordie contingent once again.
They claim both Staveley and Ashley are hopeful of doing a deal, despite the initial offer being rejected, ahead of the January transfer window and an improved offer is reportedly ‘expected’. For his part, Ashley is believed to be ready to accept staggered payments if he is to sell up, much to the delight of the Newcastle fans in our bar.
Dreaming about a lavish January transfer window, the Toon Army members here are praying for a Christmas miracle.
With the Magpies having lost three games on the bounce, the lift any sort of takeover developments really could help change the mood on Tyneside. If things are wrapped up by Christmas, things could be really interesting in the New Year sales.