Sky Sports: Potential PL investor worth £30bn positive after Newcastle meetings
By Russell Edge
International business investor Amanda Staveley was left impressed after attending Newcastle United’s clash with Livepool and meeting with officials, according to a report.
Sky Sports claim on their website that the private equity fund manager, reportedly worth in excess of £28billion, is looking at a potential takeover move for one of three Premier League sides, and was spotted in the St James’ Park crowd on Sunday.
She apparently met with club officials from the Magpies during her visit, and is said to have been impressed with the noise and passion of the Toon Army at the stadium during the 1-1 draw.
The report also claims that Staveley attended the match of her own accord, with neither Newcastle nor Liverpool providing tickets for her attendance.
Her visit to Tyneside came just a day after reports that the Magpies had been in negotiations with a ‘series’ of potential investors, with nondisclosure agreements signed between both the club and the intered parties.
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However Sky Sports claim that Staveley is not working with any of the investors currently in negotiations with current Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.
She already has experience of dealing with top flight clubs, having played a major role in Sheikh Mansour’s purchase of Manchester City, while also overseeing a failed bid from a Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai for Liverpool.
In other Newcastle United news, a former star and Premier League rival has been singing the praises of the club.