Some potentially exciting developments at NUFC over the past 24 hours, as powerful businesswoman Amanda Staveley was sighted in the stands at St James’ Park yesterday, fuelling more speculation of a potential takeover.
Staveley is at the top of huge investment group, with strong links with the Middle East and an estimated £28billion under her management.
Interestingly, The Chronicle have also revealed that she is believed to be keen to buying a club in the Premier League – having attempted to buy Liverpool in the past.
Amanda Staveley is at today’s #Nufc game – a financier with an estimated £28bn under her management & reportedly open to buying a PL club.
— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) October 1, 2017
Amanda Staveley has just walked down the stands at SJP with someone close to Rafa with #nufc links.
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) October 1, 2017
After the match, Staveley was understood to have made her way down the tunnel, adding fuel to the fire that she meant business during her trip to Tyneside over the weekend.
As it stands, it’s understood that there’s been no concrete bids for the club despite growing interest, but things are certainly appear to be moving forward as far as a potential Ashley sale goes.
News last week confirmed that a non-disclosure agreement was signed, with senior figures at NUFC having held discussions with several parties about the offers available to Ashley, and Staveley’s appearance yesterday only prompts more suggestions of a potential takeover.