Much of the talk amongst the Newcastle United fans here in the Transfer Tavern has naturally centred around the idea of a takeover at St. James’ Park. Indeed, with the January transfer window just around the corner, they hope it’s done quickly.
As you can imagine, our punters clad in black and white are eager to see the back of Mike Ashley as soon as possible and try to get some money into the club just in time for the New Year sales. While our Geordie contingent are dreaming about an Amanda Staveley-led takeover, there have been some mixed comments from Daily Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards.
I’m told #nufc takeover not close to completion, but things chugging along and still moving in right direction. Don’t be despondent but don’t get your hopes up either. Negotiations are delicate
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) November 13, 2017
Taking to Twitter, Edwards shed some insight into the idea of the club changing hands. He revealed that no deal is imminent, though negotiations are believed to be ongoing, despite their reportedly ‘delicate’ nature. Talks are understood to be progressing at least, which is something to take for the Magpies in our bar.
There’s no need to panic for Newcastle fans. These things are bound to take time and, while the January window may be an ambitious target, staying solid under Rafa Benitez to hopefully enjoy the summer window could be a realistic notion.