According to reliable NUFC writer Martin Hardy, those ‘inside the club’ at St James’ Park are now preparing for a change of ownership at Newcastle United – suggesting that a takeover could be imminent.
Not only does Hardy write for the Independent – one of the more trusted sources – he also gained behind the scenes access at Newcastle just recently when writing the book ‘Rafa’s way’, with him known as one of the more reputable north-east reporters.
Here’s a snippet from his latest piece for the Independent, which focuses on the emerging interest from Peter Kenyon – with the ex-Chelse CEO now known as the ‘front-runner’ to takeover at the club:
“Unlike the lengthy alleged pursuit of ownership 12 months ago by Amanda Staveley that frustrated Ashley so much he called off talks with her, this time those inside the club are currently preparing for a takeover and a change of ownership.”
This is more promising news, with the pace really starting to gather now as far as a potential takeover is concerned.
As ever when it comes to Mike Ashley, it’ll only be time to celebrate when it’s done and dusted and it’s made official that he’s gone for good, but the signs are increasingly positive.