Souness: Mike Ashley's exit will be welcomed by every Newcastle United supporter.

Updated: Apr 22


Liverpool legend Graeme Souness believes owner Mike Ashley has "wanted out" of Newcastle for a while now and is overly convinced his departure at St. James’ Park will be welcomed by every Magpies supporter.

Sky Sports reported on Tuesday that PCP Capital Partners are in advanced talks with Ashley to end his 13-year stint as owner of Newcastle United.

Souness, who Toons manager between September 2004 and February 2006, told The Football Show: "It will be welcomed by every Newcastle supporter. Generally with these things, if they're serious you don't hear about them but this has dragged on for an enormous amount of time.

"Ashley was seen as a saviour going in there - an extremely wealthy man, but as wealthy as he is, the Premier League is a very expensive place to operate in today if you're looking to spend your own money.

"He quickly realised that, so he's been looking for someone to come in with fresh investment to take Newcastle back to where they think they should be, which is the top end of the league and maybe getting back into the Champions League.

"It will be welcomed by every Newcastle supporter and I think even Ashley wants out. He's made it plain that if someone comes up with the right price, he'd be out of there."

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