According to the Telegraph, Mike Ashley will look to sell Newcastle this summer if they secure Premier League survival, but fans are having none of it.
The report claims that Ashley is open to selling the club this summer, and could even reopen talks with Amanda Staveley. Ashley discussed a sale to Staveley last year, but called talks a waste of time after they collapsed.
Newcastle host Huddersfield this weekend in what could be a deciding fixture in their survival hopes. If the reports that Ashley will sell if they stay up are true, then it could be a defining fixture for the club’s entire future.
Fans have been angered plenty of time by the actions of Ashley, who they feel has not backed managers properly in the transfer market since taking over in 2006.
According to the Telegraph’s report, there are at least two new parties interested in buying the club, but everything is on hold while Rafa Benitez’s side fights for survival.
One would think a takeover report would be music to the ears of disillusioned football fans, but Newcastle fans have been here before, and they’re not buying it.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
— Wayne heathwaite (@Wayneheathwaite) March 29, 2018
And so it begins all over again
— lee fitzsimmons (@leefitzsimmons1) March 29, 2018
Heart wants to believe it. Head knows it’s a lie.
— ohio_toon (@ohio_toon) March 30, 2018
No interested parties just an excuse for not spending money in the summer
— Anderson (@k1ando2) March 30, 2018
This will never end I swear how many years do we have to take of being ruined by mike Ashley
— David Green (@David9Green) March 29, 2018
In other words "a window is approaching and i need an excuse not to spend"
— Lee Anderson (@RealLeeAnderson) March 30, 2018
You pull "for sale" signs in
You put "for sale" signs out
In, out, in, out
Mess Newcastle about
Your name is Mike Ashley
You're a total clown
That's what it's all about
— Chris Holt (@bigchrisholt) March 30, 2018