It’s the news we’ve been waiting for folks! Breaking news in the last few moments that Mike Ashley is now close to agreeing a takeover by Amanda Staveley and PCP Capital Partners, with confirmation that a £300m bid has now been submitted and ‘significant progress’ has been made over the last few days.
After some unbearable silence on the matter over the past weeks weeks, it looks like we NUFC fans could be gifted the best Christmas present any of us could’ve hoped for.
Staveley’s initial bid was said to have been swiftly rejected by Ashley, however talk of an improved £300m bid and a compromise on both sides suggests a deal is now very close.
Maybe there was more to their curry last week than we initially thought. A celebratory meal following an agreed price perhaps??
Here’s what all the local and national Journalists have been saying about the deal in the last few moments:
There would, I understand, be compromises on both sides: some money to be released for transfers next month, even if a deal not finalised, and the continuation of Sports Direct ads for a limited period.
— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) December 13, 2017
BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Mike Ashley expected to complete sale of #nufc to Amanda Staveley for £300m
— Simon Bird (@SimonBird_) December 13, 2017
Deal for #nufc close. Amanda Staveley to take over in £300m deal. Huge breaking news…
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) December 13, 2017
Staveley has made some concessions on the caveats of the deal. Crucially, they have reached agreement over January spending.
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) December 13, 2017
Amazing news ahead of tonight’s game!!
I’ve told myself not to get too excited until it’s official, but Howay the lads and Mandy’s Mags!!!