A rather amusing bit of news broke yesterday (once again after I’d started work!) regarding a potential takeover of Newcastle United.
The Kuwait Times published a rather interesting titbit suggesting that Jamal Al-Kazemi is considering making a rather audacious move to buy Newcastle United. Let’s see what was said.
“He has finalized all conditions that enable him to acquire the club by next week. The actual negotiations with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley will be clear,” said a BBQ source. The next bit is the most interesting however: “Incidentally, Ashley has wanted to sell the club since 2009. He bought the club known as “Magpies” in 2007 for £134.4 million and it is said that he is willing to sell it for less than £80 million.”
£80 million? Righto… No word of the debt either, which I presume would need paying back.
I know most of you well enough to know that you won’t take this seriously, and rightly so. This story has more holes in it than the sieve from my kitchen but all the same I thought I would present it for you all to chatter about.
I haven’t a clue who this Kuwaiti guy is either. I mean don’t get me wrong, I’m not exactly up to speed with Kuwaiti high society, but there isn’t a lot about him and certainly isn’t enough about him that I can find to suggest he may be able to bankroll us in a way that Manchester City have been. Not all Arab’s are filthy rich you know…
So there you go, a little bit of light entertainment for your Wednesday morning. Daydream away, but don’t let reality bite you too hard! Is the club for sale? In my view it always will be, just like any other business so long as the cash is right. Will it be sold to these Kuwaiti guys?
I’ll ride down Barrack Rd naked on a Camel if it is!