Cook’s interest was reported just a few weeks ago, with it said that he was fronting an American consortium interested in buying the club, however it seems he could yet team up with Kenyon.
While the logistics of any combined takeover attempt remain uncertain, it could make sense given both parties appear to be interested – especially when it’s been reported more recently that Kenyon and his team have struggled to raise the cash required to match Ashley’s alleged asking price.
Here’s a snippet from the Chronicle’s latest takeover piece – with them suggesting that Ashley is now ‘determined’ to sell the club:
‘Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley remains determined to sell the club to one of the interested consortia after keeping the lines of communication open to all four of the groups that have expressed an interest.
‘A representative from Kenyon’s group was also thought to be in the stands for the 2-0 defeat against Manchester United to offer feedback to those involved with the US consortium.
‘Ashley will not wait forever but is ready to give Kenyon every possible chance to show he is capable of one last acceptable offer.
‘One suggestion from Ashley to Kenyon’s group is to consider pooling resources with the party fronted by ex-Man City and Wigan director Garry Cook.
‘Ashley returns from holiday this week and is eager for further conversations on the sale of United.’
Things seem impossible to second guess when it comes to this tedious takeover involving the unpredictable Mike Ashley, but it sounds like this could be a very real route to raising the cash needed to complete a deal.
Whether it’s feasible is another matter, but it certainly sounds like something to watch out for if Kenyon really is as determined to complete a takeover as his ‘letter’ suggested.