North-East correspondent offers fresh hope on the takeover front – Ashley ready to compromise?

North-East correspondent Craig Hope has revealed that IF Amanda Staveley returns with an offer of £300m for Newcastle United, Mike Ashley will listen – stating that it is ‘likely’ that deal can be done if Staveley and PCP agree to compromise after their initial £250m offer was quickly rebuffed.

His story states that ‘there has been a stand-off between the two parties since that (£250m offer) was tabled nearly three weeks ago’, however claims that a £300m offer would now be enough suggests Ashley is ready to compromise.

For clarity, PCP’s opening £250m offer appeared to be incentivised and included several clauses, however Craig reports that Ashley would want any £300m bid to contain NO clauses.

He reveals that Staveley is now aware of claims that a second bidder is interested in buying the club, so hopefully this pushes her and PCP to blink first and up their offer to meet Ashley’s alleged demands – which now seem very reasonable if his new £300m asking price is to be believed.

Now, whilst this comes from the Daily Mail, Craig has proven himself to be a solid source over recent years (despite his papers highly debatable reputation), with him breaking several NUFC exclusives that ended up being true.

As always, we have no clue whether this has any substance behind it, but, if true, it would represent a significant drop in price from Ashley – with it being reported only recently that he’d be demanding a fee in the region of £350-400m.

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan – he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “North-East correspondent offers fresh hope on the takeover front – Ashley ready to compromise?

  1. If Staveley doesn’t want to spend 300 then how much is she likely to give rafa to spend. All I want is an owner that wants us to win and is willing to support our world class manager.
    Robert Craft would be the dream buyer, sports mad with a history of making franchises successful. Ashley seemed good on paper too, let’s just hope the new owners will be keen for success not keen on making a profit.

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  2. Jamie V:
    If Staveley doesn’t want to spend 300 then how much is she likely to give rafa to spend. All I want is an owner that wants us to win and is willing to support our world class manager.
    Robert Craft would be the dream buyer, sports mad with a history of making franchises successful. Ashley seemed good on paper too, let’s just hope the new owners will be keen for success not keen on making a profit.

    Pretty sure they’re looking to make a bit of business – that demands an investment, and it demands that we stay in the PL. She’s a pool fan, she’s not buying the club for on a romantic notion. Apart from that I’ve heard from a few solid sources, that she’s tough as nails. Question is how many players are needed in January, a striker with goals in him is + a creative midfielder – that’s what’s *needed* and we should start with that. I mean look at how much shit Chelski, City, PSG bought, before they got it right. Spending doesn’t equal success if you’re not smart about it

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