Newcastle United have received a second takeover bid from a new party after it emerged that American media tycoon Henry Mauriss has offered £350 million to buy the Premier League outfit, as reported by Craig Hope for the Daily Mail.
American Businessman Henry Mauriss Makes Bid For Newcastle United
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Back in April, Newcastle United owner Mike Ashely agreed a £300 million price with a Saudi Arabian consortium to take the reins at St. James’ Park.
However, the Saudi takeover could be complicated by the World Trade Organisation ruling that the country helped breach international piracy laws.
As a result, Mauriss has joined the race and tabled a further £50 million to take over the north-east club. Sources have suggested the American wants to take control of the club before the start of next season.
Henry Mauriss – Who is he?
The Californian-born businessman has made his money through credit card and media enterprises. He is the current CEO of Clear TV Media – a company that provides broadcasting services for airports and hospitals among others, reaching an audience of more than 85 million.
His net worth isn’t publicly available, but he was responsible for purchasing, converting and reselling over $7 billion via portfolio trades at Credit America.
Ambitions for Newcastle
The report suggests that Mauriss has closely monitored the model established at Anfield by fellow American, John Henry, and the Fenway Group.
It is believed that he would be hoping to achieve similar results to that of Liverpool since their takeover ten years ago.
Speculation linking Newcastle with numerous players and managers were frequent under the Saudi Arabian takeover rumours, and that looks set to continue with the American at the table.
The Magpies’ first game back after the restart of football is this Sunday when Sheffield United visit St. James’ Park.