Date: 28th January 2020 at 6:15pm
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According to RT.com, Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is keen on negotiating a deal with prospective Saudi Arabian buyers – PIF – that would see him retain a 10% stake in the Magpies. Indeed, as per this report, the Sports Direct mogul would like to remain involved with the club he bought back in 2007. 

Considering the protests amongst the fanbase against Ashley and his regime over the years, this is unlikely to go down well for a fanbase seemingly on the verge of getting new owners at long last.

Interestingly, though, former boss Sam Allardyce – who was axed back the man in question over a decade ago – recently said on talkSPORT that he didn’t believe his former employer would want to give the Toon up in a hurry, something this report would also suggest.

With that in mind, given his unpopularity, here’s a look at how some fans reacted on social media to the recent reports after @NUFC360 relayed the story to their followers last night.

https://twitter.com/Rea_ctor/status/1221872052270964737

https://twitter.com/PaulSutcliffe80/status/1221865841341366278

https://twitter.com/finley_mcghie/status/1221857620195266560

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