After a period of speculation it appears that an offer to purchase Newcastle United has been made on behalf of Amanda Staveley and PCP Group although the exact details of the offer, believed to be in the region of around £300M and subject to various conditions, are obviously unknown to anybody other than those closely involved in the deal.
Mike Ashley has publicly stated his desire to sell the club and hopefully now that an offer has been made, both parties can come together and reach a deal on terms acceptable to both sides.
For our part we would ask Mr Ashley to consider, given his stated desire to sell the club, to take a realistic and pragmatic approach to the offer in the hope that a deal can be concluded within a reasonable timeframe – particularly in light of the opening of the transfer window in January 2018.
We hope an imminent sale can usher in a new era at Newcastle United.
In the meantime we urge our supporters to continue their backing for Rafa and the team. Whilst we can have no influence as to what happens off the field in relation to negotiations over the sale of the club, our continued support to the team will be vital in forthcoming fixtures, starting at home against Watford on Saturday.