According to the Daily Star, Mike Ashley is already planning to buy an EFL club once a £300m takeover at Newcastle United goes through – however a Premier League return has been described as ‘unlikely’.
The piece claims that a ‘source close to Ashley’ has informed them that he’s NOT been put off from football despite his failed stint at St James’ Park, stating he’d “love” to invest in a Football League club with a ‘sound fanbase and potential to grow’.
“Once the cash is on the table Ashley is ready to end his 13-year tenure on Tyneside and look elsewhere’.
“A source close to Ashley has told the Daily Star Sunday that continuing problems at St James’ Park has not put him off owning another English club.
“But it is unlikely to be a Premier League outfit.
“We have been told that Ashley would love to invest in an EFL club with a sound fanbase and potential to grow.
“He will point to the fact that he will leave Newcastle debt-free – one of the few clubs in the Prem which is in the black.”
Just when we think this moron may be finally turning his back on football, we read this!
One club that springs to mind it Bolton Wanderers – a former Premier League regular who are now in danger of dropping down into the FOURTH tier of English football should the current season not be deemed null and void.
That said, I know a EFL club with a big following (well, when they fancy it) who might fit the bill..