Exclusive reveals just why Mike Ashley is ‘waiting’ to make a decision on Staveley’s ‘latest’ NUFC bid

An exclusive in the Express has claimed that Amanda Staveley will table a bid ‘in excess’ of £300m (how many times have we heard this?), however they understand that Mike Ashley will wait until next month’s announcement on the Premier League’s new TV deal before making a decision.

Not only could we be set to continue our excruciating wait to see the back of Mike Ashley, the story claims that no matter what the outcome of Staveley’s bid is, there will be NO windfall of cash for Benitez to spend on new players this month.

Here’s a snippet from the article in the Express:

“Following further talks between the two parties, Staveley is tabling a new offer in excess of £300m.

“There has been no response from Ashley’s camp and it is understood he is waiting until next month’s announcement on the Premier League’s new TV deal before making a decision.

“Whatever the outcome of this latest bid, there will be no cash windfall for manager Rafa Benitez to spend in this month’s transfer window.

“Benitez has yet to be told the size of his kitty though Toon insiders insist there is some money available.”

One thing that is very much worth mentioning is that this story has been shared as an exclusive in the Daily Star AND the Express – two papers owned by Richard Desmond.

Wondering who that is? Remember the bloke spotted giving a thumbs up outside that curry house when Ashley and Staveley were pictured meeting in London at the back end of last year? That’s him.

It was said at the time that he set up her meeting with Ashley. Could this be a move from him to highlight that the ball really is in Mike Ashley’s court now? Perhaps.

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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.

4 thoughts on “Exclusive reveals just why Mike Ashley is ‘waiting’ to make a decision on Staveley’s ‘latest’ NUFC bid

  1. This “article ” makes no sense!!! Why would it matter what the TVs deal is when it will put us in the championship without investment?

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  2. The new tv deal will be announced and Fat Bastard will slap a yellow Sports Direct sticker on the side of the ground REDUCED £350,000,0097 and free sports direct mug for orders online….

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  3. Scott:
    This “article ” makes no sense!!! Why would it matter what the TVs deal is when it will put us in the championship without investment?

    Because the influx of millions from the TV money will allow him to increase the asking price without spending a penny or he can simply forget about selling because the club will finally be self sufficient and he can continue to advertise SD for nothing regardless of whether we get relegated or not. He can also look forward to the parachute payments.

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