Gary Neville has urged Mike Ashley to lower his asking price for Newcastle United to help save one of the “great clubs” of England.
The Sports Direct tycoon has been at the helm since 2007 and oversaw a drastic downturn in the clubs fortunes, with the club being relegated twice in 2009 and 2016.
Supporter optimism is at an all-time low as Newcastle finished bottom of a chart conducted by Sky Sports in preseason, which asked how positive fans were ahead of the new campaign.
Following Friday night’s 1-1 draw with Leeds, Man Utd legend Neville called on Ashley to do all he can to wash his hands of NUFC – a move that will be best for all parties involved.
He pointed towards the £300million asking price for our club, a figure that has only been met by the Saudi-backed consortium that was blocked by the Premier League.