According to TalkSPORT pundit Dave Kitson, a takeover at Newcastle United is being ‘done as we speak’, with him claiming that the club WILL be sold by the end of the season – but we’ve heard this all before, haven’t we..
Kitson claims that the deal will be worth £300m-£400m, saying ‘don’t ask me how I know – but I do!”, seeming insistent that it’s going through this time.
Considering Ashley’s ability to sell the club (or a lack of it) and the recent failed approaches from Amanda Staveley and Peter Kenyon it would be wise to take this with a considerable pinch of salt; although I don’t think you need me to tell you that!
Here’s what he had to say on TalkSPORT’s international commentary alongside Tom Rennie last week:
“I can let you in on a little bit of an exclusive. Don’t ask me how I know but I do. This club will be sold before the end of the season.”
“It’s going to be between £300million and £400million. But it is going.”
“It’s gone. It’s being done as we speak.”
As well as being a pundit, Kitson now works in the business side of football – so he’s either in the know somehow, speculating massively or there’s just a slow news day at TalkSPORT, with some of their lot having a tendency to talk rubbish to wind up Newcastle fans in some way or another.
Let’s wait and see. I don’t see anyone getting carried away with something a talkSPORT pundit is saying of all people, but these comments are hard to ignore.