A few Newcastle United fans have been reacting online to reports by The Sun that Peter Kenyon is trying to broker a takeover deal for Charlton Athletic.
Kenyon was spotted at the Valley on Saturday as Charlton drew 2-2 with Cardiff City, and comes after he was linked with launching an attempt to buy the Magpies with American-based consortium GACP Sports earlier this year.
The American group were adamant they had secured the funds to purchase United, but the structure of the deal proved to be a sticking point, with Kenyon failing to produce a proposal that satisfied Mike Ashley.
It seems Kenyon is potentially now acting as the middle man for someone else, as The Sun reported over the weekend that an American consortium are keen to complete a deal for Charlton after the Addicks were recently approached by two groups.
Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet values the Championship club at £60million after raising his asking price in recent months, and will sell if the figure is met.
Duchatelet’s right-hand man Joseph Lieberman is claimed to be heading Stateside soon for a summit, too, with Addicks negotiators potentially heading across the Atlantic to meet with the interested suitors.
A change in ownership at the Valley could bring a change to the dugout, as well, as it is noted that Lee Bowyer’s long-term tenure is still uncertain with his contract up at the end of the season.
Would you take Bowyer over Bruce?
No, he isn't good enough
Here are some of the reactions offered…
This guy is just a con artist try to keep him self in the headlines he does not have the cash
— megnufc1 (@PaulPaulnufc1) November 24, 2019
But it’s the anniversary of him trying to buy Newcastle United, has he no shame?
— Graeme Cross (@GraemeCross1) November 24, 2019
If the deal falls through for Charlton he is mulling over a bid for Monkwearmouth United apparently…..
— Neil Patterson (@Pattaz70) November 24, 2019
Guess he didn’t have the funds for NUFC after all!
— Adam Stordy (@AJStordy2) November 24, 2019
Tyre kicker, jog on!
— Lee Gosling (@GosyGosling) November 24, 2019
Bit more in his price range should get that place for £2.50 & Mars bar
— Paul James ???? #BackBoris ???????? (@CheekyNUFC) November 24, 2019