Mike Ashley is set to sell Newcastle United ahead of the January transfer market.
The Tyneside club owner said this in a recent interview with Sky News.
Mike Ashley has made his intentions clear about ending his 11-year tenure with Newcastle United and has confirmed that he is ready to sell the Tyneside club. There have been repeated protests from the fans in the recent weeks along with the threats of boycotting the match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Newcastle United have not been able to perform well so far this season and are currently placed at the 15th position after their disappointing defeat against West Ham United in their own backyard.
In his interview with Sky News, Ashley said, “I am hopeful – for the Newcastle fans, for the club, for everybody, that I will be able to step aside and we will be able to get an owner in that will please everybody. I’d like it to be before the January transfer window.” When asked whether the sale is a realistic one or not, he replied, “Realistic? It’s possible. Realistic is maybe too strong a word. He added, “Hopefully, we can carry on the good form – the just recent good form – and we can get the deal done.”
Ashley said that he is looking for the right buyer to do the sell and he wants to get it done even before the January window is open. He said, “Yes I’m very keen to sell it to the right buyer so that everybody’s happy, That would be good news.”