The american businessman Henry Mauriss has made an offer of 350 million pounds sterling to buy Newcastle United and wants to take control before the next season, were reported by sources to MailOnline.
It is said that Mauriss is ready to act quickly, but any agreement would depend on the collapse of the takeover led by saudi Arabia, which is currently under test for owners and managers of the Premier League.
Mike Ashley has agreed a price of 300 million pounds sterling with the consortium of saudi arabia in April, and we don’t know why Mauriss has offered 50 million pounds additional.
The american businessman Henry Mauriss has made an offer of 350 million pounds sterling for Newcastle United
Mauriss is CEO of the american company Clear TV Media, which reaches more than 85 million people
The supporters of Newcastle are sure to be skeptical of the assertions, and they are still hoping that the Premier League will approve the agreement of saudi arabia.
We know little about the value of Mauriss but he is the current CEO of Clear TV which provides broadcast services for airports and hospitals.
He established the firm in 2014 after having started his own business credit cards – Credit America Coroporation – which he founded in 1998.
Sources say that the offer is genuine and that Mauriss is a buyer viable football club in the Premier League.
However, the timing of the offer is sure to raise the eyebrows, and is yet another twist in the saga that has become the acquisition of control proposed for Newcastle.
Mike Ashley has never been so close to selling it to St James ‘Park and looks set to leave his role
Newcastle is back in action in the Premier League on Sunday against Sheffield United
Who is Henry Mauriss? A fan of Tottenham inspired by the success of John Henry at Liverpool, why is the owner of u.s. media could have as much impact as the saudi offer
With voices of protest more and more vivid about the potential sale of Newcastle United to a consortium backed by saudi Arabia, question marks are raised about the conclusion of the agreement or not.
It still seems almost certain that the Premier League will ratify the sale of the club by Mike Ashley to the group PCP Capital Partners Amanda Staveley, the Saudi Public Investment Fund and the Reuben Brothers for a total of 300 million pounds sterling.
However, with some pressure on the league and the british government in order to carefully examine the potential consequences of allowing the arab State to be present in the English game, others have sensed an opportunity.
An american businessman looks at a watchful eye, waiting in the wings to strike in the event of a breach of the current agreement. But who is Henry Mauriss? And what can he bring to the North-East? Here, Sportsmail take a look at the man who could replace Ashley at St James ‘Park.
The club from the North-East is already the subject of an offer of 300 M £ of a consortium supported by saudi Arabia
Amanda Staveley has faced the current application for the club, which is at an advanced stage
Who is Henry Mauriss?
A native of Burbank, California, Henry Mauriss is an american businessman who has won money through the credit card companies and the media.
He is currently the CEO of Clear TV Media, a company that provides distribution services for airports, hospitals, and other areas outside the house, reaching more than 85 million viewers.
He established the firm in 2014, having started his own business credit card – Credit America Coroporation – which he founded in 1998.
Big fan of Major League Baseball and, it seems, a fan of Tottenham, Mauriss seems to have the appetite for the sport.
What is its value?
According to the information, Mauriss is ready to improve the offer currently on the table for the magpies.
While Staveley and al have seen a bid of 300 million pounds sterling accepted, Mauriss would be willing to meet the asking price initially by Ashley of 350 million pounds sterling.
Although no word of its net asset value will not be accessible to the public, nor an evaluation of his media company current, he was responsible for the purchase, conversion and resale of more than $ 7 billion through portfolio transactions at Credit America.
Although his net worth is far from that of the PIF saudi arabia, we think that it could still implement the type of change at St James ‘Park as envisioned by those who are currently in the commands to replace Ashley.
Mauriss would have big visions for Newcastle and could implement major changes
What is his vision for Newcastle?
According to relatives of the Californian, Mauriss has studied the model installed at Anfield by John W. Henry and The Fenway Group and would like to offer something similar on Tyneside, if the opportunity presents itself.
A source close to him told the Mirror: “He studied the way his countrymen Werner and Henry have managed to rejuvenate Liverpool and make it one of the dominant forces in the world.
“There is the promise of large investments, not only in the team but also in the academy of the club. This is a business plan fantastic.
“The investor has seen the way the owners of Liverpool are committed to the local community and have made it a team effort with everyone pulling in the same direction. “
Mauriss wants to reproduce the success after the takeover of John Henry at Liverpool
Are there any controversies?
Certainly not on the side of Mauriss, although eyebrows have been raised about the information on the manner in which it has been made aware of the opportunity.
The Mirror said that Chris Ronnie, a former associate of Ashley, would have helped to introduce Mauriss the owner of Newcastle and to initiate discussions on a possible offer.
Ronnie, who has run JJB Sports for two years between 2007 and 2009, was jailed for fraud in 2014.
However, it is prohibited from acting as a director of the company because of his record and would not be available to assume a role linked to the business within the club.
By HARRY SLAVIN