Amanda Staveley deal not dead yet? – NUFC reporter reveals promising takeover update

According to the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, Amanda Staveley is STILL interested in a deal to takeover at Newcastle United – however she is now waiting for Mike Ashley to compromise and agree to a more reasonable sale price.

Perhaps nothing has changed and her interest has never faded despite Ashley’s stubborn approach to selling, but it can only be seen as a positive that she is ‘still’ keen to take over.

After all, it feels like the only way Rafa Benitez will be here in a years time is if we have new owners in place, meaning her reemergence could be essential – however it’ll not mean a thing if Ashley refuses to budge on price (which went up to £400m after we stayed up).

Here’s what he’s had to say during the Chronicle’s most recent Q&A, saying the following on Staveley’s interest when asked if the Yorkshire businesswoman could yet ‘save us’:

As highlighted by the Times’ George Caulkin back in January (when talks ended up breaking down), here’s the bids she’s believed to have made up until this point:

  • £300m, first bid, November 2: £200m on completion. £50m July 1 2018, £50m July 1 2019 — neither paid in the event of relegation. Benítez to stay as manager. Penalty clauses in the event of HMRC fine.
  • £350m, second bid, November 10: £150m on completion. £50m January 1 2020 £50m January 1 2021 £50m January 1 2022 £50m in the event of qualifying for the Champions League. Benítez to stay as manager. Penalty clauses in the event of relegation and HMRC fine.
  • £250m, third bid, November 17: £250m payable in full. Benítez to stay as manager. No clauses

If the asking price is now £400m and these are her bids so far, do you think there’s ANY chance of this one being resurrected over the coming year? (Keeping in mind that our Premier League status was up in the air at the time of these three bids).

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16 thoughts on “Amanda Staveley deal not dead yet? – NUFC reporter reveals promising takeover update

  1. Rafa should not sign any contract. Watch Ashley sink. The man has ruined the club. If Rafa signs then Ashley wins. Amanda Staveley needs to either put up or shut up. She is waiting for Ashley to make his move. Slow slow progress in that case. Walk away Rafa.

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  2. Don’t think he really wants to sell.
    Free advertising and he holds a grudge against us.
    He’ll take 4th from bottom every season.
    He’s ripe for an infarction … we all need hope.

    #AshleyOut
    #OxygenThief

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  3. More absolute tripe by the local rag more chance of hell freezing over and pigs flying than the fat greedy controller selling, and if any of this is remotely true? Which I doubt She needs to put up or shut up it sounds far to good to be true the fat man is having to much fun taking all us fans for mugs and milking the Nufc cash cow well and truly dry .

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  4. There is no way Ashley will sell this club as long as home games are sold out and shirt sales(at an over inflated price) continue .I did not renew my ticket this year have stopped my sky subscription and wont renew either until the cancer known as FCB leaves my club .If you continue to support “the team and not the regime” you will change nothing FCB will continue to line his pockets at your expense .ASHLEY OUT

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  5. Garbage. £120 million for finishing 10th this year. Something similar if we stay in the Premiership next year. Sale of the club land. More than got my money back. If we stay in Premiership for any seasons after Rafa leaves, happy days. If not I’ve made a profit whatever I sell the club for when we go down.

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  6. It’s all bull****. Listen as much as I can’t stand fatty you have to think, if staveley is quibbling over 50 million which is a price of one decent player?
    What makes everyone think she can compete in the transfer market?
    She’s a business woman she’s the same as fatty. But with less money.

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  7. Agreed

    geoff777:
    Don’t think he really wants to sell.
    Free advertising and he holds a grudge against us.
    He’ll take 4th from bottom every season.
    He’s ripe for an infarction … we all need hope.

    #AshleyOut
    #OxygenThief

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  8. I do think it’s possible as there is somewhere in the regien of £120m and £175m missing from Newcastles money, so if Ashley has taken that hence not spending then I’m all for it if it means he goes once and for all

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  9. Load of **** its probably Ashley that leaked this **** it happens EVERY transfer window then hes got an excuse NOT TO SPEND ffs wake up people

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  10. we must starve cashley of his one and only true love money. year on year we get the same bull**** rafa can have every penny the club generates what he doesnt tell you is its minus his 70% cut and 30% admin fee. he is a habitual liar who has an over inflated ego. hes laughed at us for 10 years with his lies knowing the ground will be full every other week well enough is enough time to ramp up the ashley out campaign and dont stop until hes gone. amanda staveley needs to go public and state her intentions either way.

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