Sunday, 7 September 2008

What could we expect if Anil bought Newcastle?

The rumours in India and Newastle are that, Anil Ambani, 49 year old, leader of the Reliance Communications Group is to fly into Newcastle for talks with the Mike Ashley in a bid to take over the club he supports.

The 6th richest man in the world, worth around £23.7 Billion, was reportedly interested in Newcastle United Football Club earlier this year but the stumbling block was Mike Ashley's £400 Million asking price at the time Ashley was believed to be enjoying his time at Newcastle United. .

"Ambani, whose personal fortune is estimated at 20 billion pound sterling, is anxious to join the growing band of foreign owners who seemingly have mountains of money to throw at the Premier League," the report said.

"Newcastle is his first choice - and negotiations have been going on behind the scenes at the club Ashley bought in July 2007 for 130 million pound sterling.

"But Ambani won't wait for an answer from Ashley forever. He is determined to own a Premier League club as soon as possible and splash more transfer cash than Ashley," it added.

However now with almost every Newcastle fan calling for his head, he isn't welcome at this football club and he could now sell the club for a cut price, still making a profit.

Newcastle fans have personally been sending emails to Mr Ambani pleading for him to save this club, some even going as far as translating it in Indian!

The word is that Anil would reappoint Keegan, and give him full control of bringing who and who he does not want. With a transfer budget of 100 million plus in January.

"If Ambani can close the 300 million pound sterling deal, then don’t rule out a sensational move to reinstate Keegan. Ambani knows that restoring Keegan to the job would placate a Toon army in revolt," a 'Sunday Express' report said referring to the Newcastle fans who were pouring vitriol over on Ashley over the departure of the "messiah of Tyneside".

This is music to the ears to all Newcastle fans as it's something that is really needed to get our great football club back on track.

If I was a betting man, I'd say Ashley's time is over, he knows it, the media knows it and the fans certianly know it.

Welcome to Tyneside Mr Ambani :)

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