Alan Shearer has admitted that he ‘can’t get excited’ about a potential takeover as he has ‘heard it all before’ when it comes to Mike Ashley – especially when this has all emerged just before the January transfer window..
As we know, Ashley claimed on Monday that talks over a potential sale were more progressed than they’ve ever been since he put the club on the market last year – with it since emerging the Peter Kenyon is the ‘front-runner’ to seal a takeover.
Shearer isn’t buying it just yet, however, and I don’t blame him. Here’s what he’s said about it all:
“I can’t get excited at all about the potential takeover at Newcastle.
“We have been there before, and heard it all before.
“It seems that these rumours always resurface around the January transfer window and it’s a bit like Groundhog Day to be honest.
“That said, it is definitely much needed so I hope that this time there does end up being more substance behind the rumours.”
These comments by Shearer will be echoed by so many fans, with many still understandably sceptical, believing that this is just a another ploy to avoid spending in the upcoming transfer window.
After all, Shearer has worked for Mike Ashley and has witnessed first hand how he works.
It’s safe to say he’s not a big fan of Mike Ashley and, despite being a club legend , is still a supporter of the club like the rest of us – so his comments are rather honest and refreshing, even if they are not particularly what we want to hear.