Newcastle United fans aren’t buying the latest rumours that an American group is reportedly interested in taking over the North East club for a whopping £300m.
According to the Mail Online, a group of wealthy businessmen are keen on buying Newcastle from current owner Mike Ashley, although the club’s league position at the moment is believed to a worrying sign for the possible investors. Currently 19th in the Premier League without a win to their name after eight matches, possible relegation could halt the group’s interest in going through with the takeover.
But, Newcastle fans have rejected the claims, saying it all sounds too good to be true. The club’s fans have been leading a mass protest since the start of the season against the Ashley administration after failing to make any significant signings in the summer, despite indicating that the club has money available.
Here are some of their Twitter reactions to the report of a possible takeover:
— Steve Dey (@Stevedey) October 17, 2018
Wonder how long this #nufc takeover story will run for? It’s becoming a vicious cycle. Ashley doesn’t invests in the team team struggles fans up in arms takeover news investor concern with relegation ask for clauses Ashely releases statement tru 3rd party via Sky Sports
— bobby martins (@BobbyGoa) October 17, 2018
This is hilarious!!! Approach transfer window…..takeover rumours….window closed…..deal off. Hahahahaha
— Bray (@matthewbray84) October 16, 2018
I’ll believe it when it happens…
— Stephen Ward (@StevieWard09) October 16, 2018
No update on Kenyon, I can’t see a takeover happening unfortunately
— Jack Charlton (@JackCha50747589) October 16, 2018
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Where were they in July before the season started?