Sky Sports – Saudi Arabian consortium now the latest party ‘interested’ in buying NUFC

According to Sky Sports, a group of Saudi Arabian investors are now the latest party interested in buying Newcastle United – however they state that ‘no contact’ has been made with Mike Ashley’s camp so far.

It was reported by Middle-Eastern journalist Mootaz Chehade earlier in the week that a Saudi Investment company were preparing a ‘huge’ bid to buy the club, but it’s not clear whether these two stories are linked.

Here’s a snippet from Sky’s piece, with them also claiming that Ashley is yet to receive an ‘acceptable’ or ‘serious’ offer for the club since he put it up for sale a year ago:

“A group of Saudi Arabian investors are the latest interested party, but no contact has been made with Ashley’s camp.”

So, we’ve had Staveley last year, Peter Kenyon a few weeks ago, a Saudi group were mentioned Monday, ‘seriously wealthy’ US investors emerged late last night and now we’re back to Saudi.

It doesn’t quite add up. Ashley claims that he wants a deal done privately, with him complaining that the Staveley deal was made too public, however we’ve had about three or four stories emerge over the past few weeks reporting interest.



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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

7 thoughts on “Sky Sports – Saudi Arabian consortium now the latest party ‘interested’ in buying NUFC

  1. Not sure the Saudi’s would deal with Ashley….
    Their culture is to be seen to get a good deal, while Ashley is just a TWAT!

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  2. The only way to get rid of Ashley, is to totally boycott all games, which is almost impossible to arrange.
    Demonstrations at games may have an effect, but the only way is to refuse to pay for season tickets, of course that too would be a problem, being no one wants to give up a good seat.
    But to show a near empty stadium with not only the scabs who attend but also groups of demonstrators, both inside and outside the stadium (almost an impossibility) could be affective being one thing we know about Mike is that his only concern is about losing money.
    If the majority of fans really want him “OUT” the means are there, a total boycott, is the only answer, which would be difficult to arrange and somewhat painful, in which case the fans will continue to fill the stadium week after week, with Ashley laughing all the way to the bank . 😀

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  3. Chuck – i’ve been saying this for months mate, but it’s just not going to happen.

    The fans who are complaining are not willing to put it all on the line for the sake of the club.

    On principle I haven’t bought a season ticket since 2011.

    Thats one

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