Another day, another rumour of a takeover at Newcastle.
The report claims that the ‘seriously wealthy’ investors are aiming to nip ahead of Peter Kenyon, who was linked with a takeover bid last month.
However, any potential deal could hinge on Newcastle’s position in the Premier League, as they do not want to buy a club that will be playing Championship football next season.
We’ve heard it all before, sadly. While this might be a legitimate claim, it’s something you have to take with a pinch of salt due to what has come before.
Remember Amanda Staveley?
What do Newcastle fans make of the latest takeover claims?
As always, the Geordies have been very focal about the latest takeover ‘development’.
I’m at the stage now whereby I’ll refuse to open a Newcastle United takeover related tweet unless it’s a tweet from @CaulkinTheTimes that says something along the lines of, ‘Lads! Lads! Are you’s sitting down….? Its DONE’ #nufc
— SegedunumSkipLXXVII (@skipwallsend77) October 16, 2018
— Roger Cook (@RogerCook1978) October 17, 2018
Call me crazy but these takeover rumours (again) 💤 same time last year wasn’t it, a perfect excuse not to spend in January for our glorious owner whose trying to sell the club so why invest blah blah fucking blah #nufc
— Lee Johnson RAFA! (@Lee18_92Johnson) October 17, 2018
“Hi #NUFC, it’s some seriously wealthy US Business men here. We like you, we want you. We ain’t gonna buy you unless you stay in the PL even though we know if we buy you now and invest in the January draft there’s a better chance you guys will stay in the PL”#TAKEOVER
— KieronSmith #UnitedAgainstAshley (@KieronS65806810) October 17, 2018
— Kieran Corcoran (@KieranC123) October 16, 2018
Takeover rumours part 302. 😴 #NUFC
— Dan O’Sullivan (@DanOsull27) October 17, 2018
Unlike last year, there is no excitement from Newcastle fans. Despite talk of serious investment from whoever these wealthy investors are, the Toon Army won’t be sucked in again.
Until it is confirmed by the club that Mike Ashley has accepted a bid for Newcastle United, then fans will continue to be sceptical, and rightly so.