It seems like Peter Kenyon is desperate to own Newcastle United.
The former Chelsea Chief Executive made his first move to buy the club in September 2018, aiming to put together a consortium to purchase Newcastle from Mike Ashley.
The takeover talk was dragged out through the media, and Kenyon ultimately admitted defeat. But the other week, he reemerged with a big fancy brochure detailing his plans for the Magpies.
As expected, the Toon Army were sceptical to say the least. The failed Bin Zayed takeover dominated the summer, as it seemed for all the world that they were going to finally end the Mike Ashley era on Tyneside.
But of course, they didn’t. So another takeover saga failed to capture the fans’ imagination.
Since Kenyon’s latest ‘takeover attempt’ hit the press, multiple articles have been written by various publications about the deal and who our prospective new owners are.
Where do we stand with Peter Kenyon’s plan to buy Newcastle?
On Monday, the Shields Gazette exclusively revealed that Kenyon’s consortium GACP Sports had opened a new company; the latest step in their attempt to buy the club.
While there is clearly interest, it surely isn’t going to happen.
Why not? Because like every other takeover saga, it’s being dragged through the media. Us as fans know too much. That’s not how a takeover happens, which is what Ashley said in his Daily Mail interview in July.
Just look at Sunderland. The Mackems were beside themselves with talk of American investment. But after relentless talk and speculation, that takeover doesn’t seem to be happening.
Takeover chat is always going to get Newcastle fans interested. You’d struggle to find a single Newcastle supporter who wants Ashley to remain at the helm.
Every little takeover detailed is analysed and scrutinised. We’re guilty of it ourselves here. But we know too much already about Kenyon’s takeover attempt, and that’s why I don’t think it’ll happen.