Newcastle United fans far and wide have been celebrating the ambitious plan launched by the Newcastle United Supporters Trust. And Alan Shearer is no different.
They hope to raise a minimum of £3million, with the intention of owning at least 1% of the club.
This is not a takeover attempt, nor are they looking to work alongside Ashley. Instead, they are looking for a share in the club when it is eventually sold.
That could be this summer, or it could be in a few years. This is a long-term project.
Shortly after the news broke, fans hailed the ambition of the group, while multiple people began to make pledges.
Fans can either make a one off payment, or add to the fund monthly. And if their attempt to buy a stake in the club is unsuccessful, any money raised will be donated to north east charities.
It is a fantastic initiative, and one that has now been backed by the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Reacting to the news on Twitter, Shearer simply said: ‘Well done. I’m in.”
Receiving praise from a club legend like Shearer will certainly boost NUST’s credibility, as they look to raise enough money to ensure the fans have a say in the club’s future.