Current Magpies owner Mike Ashley revealed earlier today that he’s ready to sell the club he bought back in 2007, with a deal hopefully to be concluded before Christmas.
Ashley’s has been a pretty tumultuous reign but it seems the club’s supporters don’t want a quiet, understated owner – with a lot of people mentioning WWE owner McMahon.
The billionaire wrestling promoter was linked with buying Newcastle several years ago on social media, but other than donning the odd black and white referee jersey, nobody seems to really know where the link comes from.
After today’s new, Vince is again being mentioned:
Everyone's making memes about it but just imagine the absolute scenes if Vince McMahon actually bought Newcastle United. pic.twitter.com/TPjVFl90eQ
— JΛY BUCKS ?? (@TheMasterBucks) October 16, 2017
— YOUNG.BAHAMA (@toberto_) October 16, 2017
Dear @VinceMcMahon just letting you know that's Newcastle United up for sale now mate, look forward to seeing you soon down spoons pal ??
— Dan (@danmetcalfents) October 16, 2017
— Michael (@bainbridgif) October 16, 2017
@WWE would you be interested in Newcastle Utd then Vince McMahon can go Rafa Benitez you’re fired
— Steven Pumfrey (@StevenPumfrey) October 16, 2017
If Vince McMahon buys #NUFC, I hope that means we get JR on the tannoy! ?⚫️⚪️
— Ryan (@iAmRyan1211) October 16, 2017
— Dj Smurf – GGM UK (@DJ_Smurf_GGM) October 16, 2017
— Don Homer (@raydaly180) October 16, 2017
@VinceMcMahon Is it true you're interested in buying Newcastle United FC? They're up for sale now! Is it true or no chance in hell?
— Gary Stamp ? (@TheDuckyEgg) October 16, 2017
Vince McMahon to buy the toon hahah weyayeee
— Dan (@danward43) October 16, 2017
— Lloyd Davies (@LaughOutLloyd) October 16, 2017
Announce Vince McMahon #nufc
— P (@longsight_m13) October 16, 2017
— Craig Thew BA (@cmjthew) October 16, 2017
— ✪ B R N T Y ✪ (@BrontySauruz) October 16, 2017
Vince McMahon to takeover Newcastle by Christmas. BOOK IT VINCE
— AW (@awlshw) October 16, 2017
Newcastle United up for sale. Let's hope Vince McMahon shows a interest again! Imagine the scenes
— G.R.U.U. (@Nautika_beats) October 16, 2017
McMahon is in his 70s now – would he really want to get involved in Premier League football at his age?
Does he need the hassle? What do you think?