It’s been a hot minute without any Newcastle takeover news, and this morning fans woke up to the revelation that another party will be attempting to buy out the club.
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) September 27, 2019
Sky Sports News report that former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon has launched a £300m bid to buy Newcastle United from Mike Ashley.
This isn’t Kenyon’s first attempt to buy the Magpies from the massively unpopular Newcastle owner, with the report stating that the English businessman tried to acquire the club last year with another consortium group, but that bid did not have the sufficient funds.
Of course, plenty of Newcastle fans were surprised with the news on social media, yet many were already expecting the deal to not happen given how many times they had seen this story before.
Here is what some Newcastle supporters had to say on Twitter…
— John Clapson (@digitalclap) September 27, 2019
Bit early for this. I was expecting it in the January transfer window.
— James Douglas (@Jimdoug87) September 27, 2019
More likely this is just the leak of last years attempt rather than anything current and just shows up Mike to be a terminal liar. Which we all knew already. Next. #nufc
— Nedders (@Neddrs) September 27, 2019
Staying cynical and reading #NUFCTakeover pieces with a healthy dose of scepticism is the way forward. Been on this ride too many times now.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) September 27, 2019
It was an all too familiar narrative for Magpie supporters…
It'll never happen. Ashley would rather hold onto it and ruin football
— Chris Tucker (@ZeroCool138) September 27, 2019
99% of people taking that approach and rightly so. Remember how different it was 2 years ago when we first heard the name Amanda Staveley, the biggest buzz around the place in a while.
— Barry Blakely (@BarryBlakely) September 27, 2019
Waking up to another breaking #NUFCTakeover Had to check the date to make sure it wasn't nearly transfer window open. But then I realised that crowds had dwindled. Another great ploy by FCB. #oncebitten
— Barrie Shilling (@fatgeordiemessi) September 27, 2019
— Robert Tennyson (@Tenno98) September 27, 2019
The Daily Mail expand on the story by claiming that Kenyon will pay £300m in three-year instalments.