Newcastle Up For Sale! Should Dangote Buy?
Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley has formally put the Premier League club up for sale.
Having been in charge for over a decade, Ashley is now ready to let go and wants to do so by Christmas.
A statement from his company, St James’ Holdings, read: “To give the club the best possible opportunity of securing the positioning and investment necessary to take it to the next level, at what is an important time in its history, its present ownership has determined that it is in the best interests of Newcastle United and its fans for the club to be put up for sale.”
The 53-year-old paid £134million for the Magpies in 2007, clearing existing debts and securing the club’s financial future at a troubling time.
Can this “For Sale” sign bring to reality, the desire of many Nigerian fans of the EPL to see their countryman own a Premier League club?
The Nigerian most likely to do this is Kano-born businessman and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote who has supported Arsenal Football Club since the mid-Eighties.
There have been rumours of him planning to buy Arsenal FC and he confirmed it to the delight of many Nigerian fans.
He once told Bloomberg if he bought the club: “The first thing I would change is the coach. He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck.”
He was worth £8.6billion at that time, so why not? Arsenal fans would love it.
Unfortunately, Arsenal has refused to do such business and Wenger remains the principality and power at the Emirates.
Now, can Mike Ashley make Newcastle United attractive enough for Aliko Dangote to pay the money?
Should Dangote be interested in Newcastle if he can’t own Arsenal?
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