Talk has resurfaced once again of speculation regarding a takeover at Newcastle, with the Mexican group, Orlegi Sports, claimed to be in advanced talks, amid growing confidence of a deal.
Excuse me for not getting too carried away, but we have been here too many times to assume that a sale is likely, or even in the pipeline at all.
The Group met with Ashley last month, and those talks were thought to be fruitless, but the new report claims the group, led by Alejandro Irarragorri, are serious and confident of a deal, with it now in the hands of their acquisition team.
If the rumours are true – and it is a big if – one thing we can be sure of is that the Mexican group are determined to buy the club, given the previous suggestion of some animosity between themselves and Ashley following their earlier meeting.
That would suggest the group are resolute and focused on getting what they want, despite who and what they have to deal with in order to get it.
Similar resolve would be needed in transfer market if they ever own Newcastle
That could be a good sign for fans, if they ever do get their hands on the keys to St James’ Park, as they are likely to be just as purposeful and tenacious in the transfer market.
Of course, many fans will point to the time of year it is, with the unofficial ‘takeover window’ in full effect, as well as the January transfer window approaching, and it is hard to argue with their cynicism.
But of the two interested parties mentioned in recent weeks, the resolve and strong-willed approach being shown by the Mexicans seems preferable to the tepid approach of GACP Sports, and the continued doubt over their finances and business model for the club.
Time will tell if it is yet another false dawn for worn-down, disillusioned supporters, but for now we will just continue to be dubious about anything until the ink has dried on any future deeds.