We’ve been listening in to TalkSPORT this morning, and broadcaster Jim White has stated that ‘nothing has changed’ in the eyes of Amanda Staveley and PCP Capital Partners, claiming they are STILL ‘very interested’ in buying Newcastle United despite last night’s news.
Unless you’ve been hidden under a rock for the past 18 hours, you will know that Mike Ashley claimed to have pulled the plug on takeover talks with Staveley and PCP, with a statement from sources close to Ashley and all media outlets reporting that a deal was now off.
Several claims and counter claims have been made on the matter since, but Jim White’s admission on TalkSPORT this morning is an interesting one, which may give us the slightest glimmer of hope that a deal could be resurrected?
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It feels like a long shot given how Ashley’s blunt statement stated talks had been ‘exhausting, frustrating and a complete waste of time’ (the words of a man whose now burnt bridges?), however the Chronicle have admitted since that Staveley is thought to be ‘devastated’ over the prospect of missing out on a deal.
We shall see, but in a period where negativity and dread is rife at Newcastle, it is promising to hear that their interest might STILL exists – however they’ll need to seriously up their bid if there’s to be any hope of rekindling a deal.