According to a report by The Mirror late last night, TWO other interested parties have entered the race to takeover at NUFC, with Mike Ashley now ‘waiting’ to see whether a counter-offer will be tabled following Amanda Staveley’s unaccepted opening bid.
The story mentions that Ashley is aware that the January window is fast approaching, meaning he has set a two-week window for Staveley and other interested suitors to get a deal done – knowing that a decision on transfer spending next month will fall at his door if he does not agree a sale.
Here’s what the story’s opening line states:
‘Mike Ashley has a two-week window to conclude his sale of Newcastle United – or else he faces a decision over whether to back Rafa Benitez’s transfer plans.’
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) December 9, 2017
They state that Ashley is currently ‘sitting on’ a £250m offer from Staveley and PCP, however he could now be ready to wait and see what these potential suitors have to offer if this latest story is to be believed.
Either way, I get the feeling the feeling he may be even keener to get out for good after Saturday’s crushing defeat to Leicester at St James’ Park.
He won’t want to invest money into a club he’s about to sell in January, but he’ll know he will have to if he wants to secure our Premier League safety. He’s a risk taker, but even he can’t be stupid enough to think we would definitely stay up without investment.