Speaking on talkSPORT this morning, ex-NUFC striker Mick Quinn says he ‘knows for a fact’ that Mike Ashley has only failed to find new buyers because he’s ‘made it so difficult’.
Quinn will only know so much – despite having some links to the club – but this sounds about right to me.
His greed has no doubt taken over once again, but I would like to bet that his insistence on keeping a Sports Direct presence in and around St James’ Park has been one of the stumbling blocks too.
Here’s what Quinn has had to say when speaking on talkSPORT earlier today:
“The reason no one has bought Newcastle United is because he’s made it so difficult for people to buy it, and I know that for a fact. He’s made it so difficult.”
“It is Mike Ashley’s club, and he can do what he wants, that’s his prerogative. But just say: ‘There’s no investment, there’s no money, and I want to get out as soon as possible.’
Quinn’s final comment is a bizarre one. If Ashley came out and said that, it would hardly sort this situation out, would it?
We know there’s little to no investment coming our way, but we are yet to see any proof that he really does want out as soon as possible.
Time will tell if Peter Kenyon or any potential buyer stump up the cash Ashley is looking for, but it feels lime time is running out on several fronts at St James’ Park right now..