Date: 20th March 2018 at 12:37pm
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Probably one of most bizarre stories surrounding the takeover of our club has come from the pages of the Daily Star in recent days.

Former boxer Floyd Mayweather has said he would consider investing in the Magpies if it were a sensible financial decision. He was quoted by the newspaper (via the Chronicle) as even saying he would look to persuade Cristiano Ronaldo into moving to Tyneside to end his career:

‘I love Newcastle. Those guys like to party as hard as any city I have been to anywhere in the world. I met some of the players last year and they are good guys. I am always open to new business opportunities and I love all sports?but I invest with my head not my heart.’

‘Investing with your heart is the quickest way to lose money. But if somebody put together a business plan and my people looked over it and went ‘Floyd, that can make money,` then I would invest. Soccer might not be my game but I`ve got connections everywhere. Cristiano Ronaldo has been a long-time supporter and buddy of mine, so I might even be able to get him to finish his career off at Newcastle.’

Fans on Twitter were justifiably sceptical, but also saw the funny side of this very odd story:

Verdict:

I think we can safely say this story is from the realms of fantasy, and as we`ve seen in the past with WWE owner Vince McMahon, we do tend to get some quite off the wall links to new owners. The fact that it was buried on the bottom of page 13 of the Daily Star suggest the paper themselves weren`t particularly convinced by the validity of the quotes from Mayweather. I think we can safely put this down to a slow news day.