Newcastle United fans in the Transfer Tavern will be disappointed with the latest developments at the club after learning news that could impact the future of their football club.
The locals in the Tavern have been calling for owner Mike Ashley to sell the club for a number of years, and they appeared close to finally getting their wish earlier in the season following news of interest from Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners.
Staveley had made approaches with the Middle East backed consortium – however, those talks appeared to disappear and not much has been heard since about the possibility of a takeover.
In fact, The Daily Mail are now reporting that Newcastle do not see her as a ‘viable buyer’, and have thus dismissed her chances of taking over, with Ashley expected to remain as the owner next season.
And these recent reports are likely to frustrate and perhaps anger some of our resident Magpies fans, with many growing increasingly irritated with Ashley’s reign as owner as the years have gone by.
Landlord’s Verdict: The news will be damaging to the Newcastle fans in the Tavern, what with many calling for the Sports Direct owner to quit for a number of years.
The locals would have been excited that there were talks being help earlier in the season and would have hoped that their Premier League survival would have urged those discussions forward, yet they will now have to prepare for another transfer window with Ashley back in charge.
As such, it very much remains to be seen what the future holds for the North East giants as they seek to build upon this season’s tenth place finish in the Premier League.
Newcastle fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!
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