Date: 14th February 2019 at 10:55am
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It’s all gone rather quiet on the future of Newcastle’s ownership over the last few months, and that’s far from an ideal situation. Despite the club’s investment in Miguel Almiron, it’s evident that the Magpies are still being drained of finances, and until that changes, there’s no chance of us being able to compete at the highest level in the Premier League once again.

With every passing day, we’re clinging on to the hope that someone will come in and purchase Newcastle United and move us away from the Mike Ashley era – and we’ve finally received some good news on that front.

Businesswoman Amanda Staveley has been speaking to Abu Dhabi publication The National, and she’s revealed that her company retains an interest in Newcastle.

She said: “We are big fans of Newcastle, big fans of the team.”

She continued: “We have no issue with Mr Ashley, that [the ‘time waster’ claim] is water under the bridge. It’s still an interesting club to us, the fans are fantastic, but we are looking at a lot of clubs.”

Staveley was, of course, touted with buying Newcastle last year, but the deal never happened – but it seems as though she’s not given up hope quite yet.

This is, of course, great news for us. Staveley clearly still holds an interest in the prospect of buying Newcastle, and that news is exactly what we’ve been waiting for. We had begun to assume that she’d moved on following Ashley’s refusal to sell previously, but that’s not the case.

Perhaps, then, she’s just biding her time before her company makes a move, and hopefully this time around, Ashley will be more willing to sell.

Of course, this doesn’t change our situation at all in the present, but this does at least offer somewhat of a light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully, that interest will turn to action sooner, rather than later.


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