Let’s be frank, if you’re not fed up of persistent and ultimately fruitless rumours regarding Newcastle United and potential takeover attempts, then you very probably deserved to be canonised, because you have the patience of a saint.
Time and time again we have heard whispers, and time and time again those whispers have amounted to the square root of absolutely zilch, so it’s understandable that there might be some trust issues prevalent amongst the Magpies’ fanbase.
But the latest report from reliable journalist David Ornstein would seem to suggest that there could finally be something to rekindle the dying embers of Geordie optimism.
Writing in a piece for the Athletic, the reporter reaffirmed claims that there is a Mexican consortium interested in buying Newcastle United, and went as far as to suggest that, for their part, hopes were high.
He said: “We can now confirm it was indeed Orlegi that [Mike] Ashley sat down with and, despite The Athletic being told at the time that those talks came to nothing, sources have indicated the Mexicans remain very much in contention and have even expressed confidence over their chances.”
Now, obviously, as mentioned prior, we have been here before, and there will be more than a fair few Toon Army foot soldiers who won’t dare to dream about Ashley leaving until they see a new owner holding a black and white scarf aloft in front of the Gallowgate End.
But for the more optimistic on Tyneside, this could get the juices flowing once again.
A brand new consortium is a good sign, surely, and would suggest that this isn’t just some rehashed story.
Similarly, their own confidence, back up by Ornstein’s claims that their offer is “in the hands of their mergers and acquisitions department for fine-tuning” is probably something positive to cling on to.
Nothing is concrete, but this is better than nothing at the moment.