Mike Ashley and his representatives are said to have been ‘inundated’ with interest, since Monday afternoon’s announcement.
The Newcastle United owner releasing a statement formally announcing the club was up for sale.
This was swiftly followed by an appearance by Ashley’s legal representative appearing on Sky Sports, lawyer Andrew Henderson helping to push the story further.
On Wednesday, Press Association Sport say that as well as four ‘interested parties’ having already signed non-disclosure agreements’ allowing them to study the club’s books, Andrew Henderson has also been ‘inundated’ with calls regarding buying the club.
The lawyer acting for Mike Ashley on the potential sale of Newcastle United, reported to be having the lengthy task of separating ‘time-wasters from genuine candidates’.
Apparently the offer called in by Billy from Byker of a tenner a month in staged payments is still in Andrew Henderson’s undecided pile…
Whilst we are all aware that the sale of a football club for hundreds of millions of pounds is always going to be a little bit more complicated than selling your car.
You do always feel that nothing is ever simple and straightforward where Newcastle United and Mike Ashley is concerned. Almost as though everything is done to create the maximum amount of publicity and leave everybody wondering just what exactly is going on.
In a poll we put up after the Monday announcements, we asked Newcastle fans whether or not Mike Ashley was serious about selling the club this time and put it up at a market price that would allow it to be bought.
The response was massive and at the same time remarkable, with 50.1% believing he WAS trying to sell at a realistic price this time, 49.9% not believing it.
That pretty much sums up the mood of the supporters overall, hoping that this time the club will be sold, but also sceptical after so many lies and false dawns in the past.
With claims that Mike Ashley wants a deal done by Christmas and if not by then, potentially not at all, hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to find out either way.