Worrying news as latest report claims Ashley is having second thoughts at NUFC

According to the Shields Gazette, Mike Ashley could be about to revise his asking price for NUFC, stating that he is now ‘less inclined to do a cut-price deal’ with a potential buyer – even if he is still intent on selling up this summer.

Unfortunately, this was always the worry once we confirmed our Premier League safety and the new multi-billion pound TV deals were agreed upon.

Staveley’s interest was bound to be renewed after our top flight status was all but secured over the weekend, but with that, it gives Ashley grounds to up the clubs price tag.

Hopefully any revised price won’t push himself and any potential buyer even further apart, however the following snippet from this story in the Gazette hardly makes for good reading for us NUFC fans:

“Mike Ashley’s still looking for a buyer for Newcastle United – but he’s less inclined to do a cut-price deal.

“Staveley could attempt to restart talks now the club, which is 10th in the Premier League, has all but secured its top-flight status.

“Ashley had been prepared to take around £300million for the club while its top-flight status was in jeopardy, but the club is in a very different position now – and Ashley will want any sale price to reflect this.

“New multi-billion pound TV deals have also been agreed since Ashley formally put the club on the market last October.”

A tough one. Ashley could demand more for a club that will now be playing Premier League football next season, but Staveley could also be prepared to pay more as a result.

Let’s hope this doesn’t jeopardise our chances of seeing a new owner arrive. I couldn’t bare to see Ashley stay at our club much longer – especially when Benitez seems so close to bringing success back to St James’.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

3 thoughts on “Worrying news as latest report claims Ashley is having second thoughts at NUFC

  1. Clearly Ashley isn’t ‘that’ intent on selling if he’s going to price buyers out of the market once again. It’s far more likely that it’ll all be much more of the same from Ashley in that he’ll make out he wants to sell so that he doesn’t have to spend on the squad properly over the summer again. Strange that the press don’t see his tactics for what they are, it’s not like he’s only just started doing it! Thing is though, if we don’t get sold this time round I think Rafa will walk and that in itself will be the biggest blow to the club, how many of the fans would still put up with Ashley’s ownership then? There’s got to be a straw that breaks the camel’s back eventually and the Toon fans have put up with more than I’d have expected already from Ashley.

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  2. He never has any intention of selling the club…the man is sick and twisted. Someo e should just do him in. The man is scum

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