This would make David Sullivan and Ashley the main decision makers at London Stadium as the latter is apparently keen to return to a football club already and is looking to invest the money from the prospective sale at St. James’ Park.
Indeed, the Saudi-led consortium has not yet been able to take Newcastle from the hands of Ashley but, if this claim is true, then it could prove to be a significant step in finally getting the takeover over the line.
The deal would effectively end the Sports Direct CEO’s reign of 13 years in the northeast, as the would-be owners consisting of Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), businesswoman Amanda Staveley and the billionaire Reuben brothers would be all set to become co-owners of the Tyneside club.
Do you read anything into this claim?
These members of the Toon faithful reacted to the claim about Ashley and West Ham:
This would be bad. I wouldn’t even wish this upon #safc Every fan of any club deserves better than this parasite.
— Andy Marshall (@MagicWiggle) May 19, 2020
I wouldn’t wish him on anyone, apart from Sunderland or Everton
— wilf (@wilf_toon) May 19, 2020
As a Newcastle fan, I’m not massively keen on West Ham. But I do not wish Mike Ashley on any club and I hope that this news is not true
— jonny (@jgray2706) May 19, 2020
Oh please let this be true 🙏
— Darren Holden (@krultobekind) May 19, 2020
Lads I wouldn’t wish Ashley on anyone.
— Paul White Photo (@PaulWhitePhoto) May 19, 2020
Feel sorry for yous if this parasite is going to you’s he should go to Sunderland
— dave powton (@powdy23) May 19, 2020
I doubt he’d pass the fit and proper persons test.
— Kev H (@DeKuip02) May 19, 2020
You want to hope that doesn’t come off . You’ll just be an advertisement space for sports direct and take all you money .
— Ian Windsor (@IanAWindsor) May 19, 2020
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