Mauriss not the only buyer eyeing £300m NUFC takeover after Saudi withdrawal – The Times

I wouldn’t blame you if shut your laptop, turned off your phone and never read another takeover article again after the latest saga ended in tears, however a glimmer of hope has emerged for Newcastle United fans from The Times’ chief writer Henry Winter.

Winter, one of the more well respected journalists about (and there are very few these days after what’s just gone one!), is adamant there’s other interested parties waiting in the wings following the Saudis decision to withdraw their interest.

He claims that other seriously interested parties include TWO groups in the US, and states one (who are NOT backed by Henry Mauriss) have ‘long-standing’ interest in the club and the fund in place to do a deal:

While this may seem like a small consolation now the Saudi-backed bid has officially been pulled, it’s worth noting that Winter insisted last month that the club “will be sold” no matter what this summer.

Back in June he stated that a “US group with GB ties” who have “long-term interest in club and funds in place” were watching the Saudi takeover delay with “keen interest”.

Let’s hope these interested parties now step forward and quickly, otherwise we are most definitely facing another season under Mike Ashley’s tenure.

Either way it feels insignificant in comparison and awful timing given the season begins in six weeks time, however we can only hope Mike Ashley really will be gone one way or another this summer.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

3 thoughts on “Mauriss not the only buyer eyeing £300m NUFC takeover after Saudi withdrawal – The Times

  1. We just can’t go through another season like the last one!

    Yes we are Still in the PL playing some of the worst football I’ve seen in 30 years = it’s by LUCK and not by any means MANAGEMENT

    Players holding their arms in disbelief as the Numpty Bruce removes the best players and puts on players like Bentaleb!

    I’m sure he decides what he’s going to do with the ball, the night before! As he just hasn’t got the skills to pass the ball that’s to a player on the same team / tackle / run!!!

    Part of the hapless performance’s has been down to lack of training – they are out on their feet after 60 minutes!

    If S Longstaff is second in line after Bentaleb there is a big issue = under Rafa Hayden and S Longstaff made a great partnership – we haven’t seen them play together this season (!!?)

    Bruce isn’t a Championship manager never mind a Premiership one – he rates player’s that are championship quality

    Gayle is a Great striker – proven championship star – but WE NEED someone that can cut it in the premier league!

    Time to sell Gayle – the ONLY reason I’d keep him is under Bruce we’ll need a Championship striker in 12 months!!!


  2. one thing to remember about american takeovers what happened to sunderland after being bought by americans.


  3. I’m done with this, I’m done with the Premier League, the Saudis are fit and proper to sell smart bombs and missiles en masse, fit and proper to splash Millions in London on swathes of property… but NOT to invest in Newcastle upon Tyne? Screw you, Premier League, mass corruption and bias.


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