Columnist on Newcastle sale: Ashley is sceptical of ever reaching journey's end

3 October 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Newcastle owner Mike Ashley (to the right) has seen too many negotiations disappear in smoke to keep having hopes of a sale of the club, the Daily Mail columnist Martin Samuel writes.

According to Daily Mail columnist Martin Samuel, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is sceptical of ever being able to sell the club.

"Ashley has seen too many of these negotiations disappear in smoke," Samuel writes.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

With Peter Kenyon's latest bid to buy Newcastle becoming public knowledge, the odds of Kenyon actually buying the club have far from improved.

Basically, according to Daily Mail columnist Martin Samuel, because Kenyon doesn't have the money to match current owner Mike Ashley's asking price.

"Newcastle is for sale and has been for years. Knock down Mike Ashley's door with the asking price and you can have the keys this afternoon," Samuel, who did an extensive interview with Ashley in July, wrote in a column.

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