Leave this club 'by the back door' - Expert delivers Newcastle transfer ultimatum and urges Ashley exit
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley must splash the cash in the final few days of the transfer window if he has any ‘decency’ in him, according to a top journalist.
John Gibson, who writes for the Newcastle Chronicle was not shy in coming forward and saying what he thought about the man at the top at St James’ Park but urged the Sports Direct chief to help out his manager Rafa Benitez in bringing in new players – then leave.
The north-east outfit have already offered £15million for Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen but that was rejected by the Dutch side who want considerably more to part ways with the Dane.
Ashley’s time in charge at St James’ Park has been blighted by disappointment and very little to be happy about.
Relegations and cup knock-outs, it’s been misery heaped upon misery for the Magpies.
And just when it looked as though the supporters would get their wishes with Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners group plotting a takeover, it would seem as though they are back to square one with talks ending and Ashley continuing at the helm for the foreseeable.
‘The gulf between the haves and have-nots of the Premier League is as wide as the Grand Canyon and if Mike Ashley has the slightest decency within him he will come to the rescue in the transfer market before leaving this club by the back door,’ Gibson wrote in the Newcastle Chronicle.
‘His has been a miserable tentureship with nothing but relegations and early FA Cup exits sprinkled throughout it.’
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