This comes after Walker made an appearance on a recent episode of The Sky Sports Football Pitch To Post Review Podcast where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Premier League clubs.
On the subject of Newcastle and their potential drop down to the Championship at the end of the season, Walker had this to say in regards to a potential positive outcome should that happen.
He said: “I suppose there is one, perhaps, crumb of comfort, that [relegation] just might drop the asking price, because that £350 million that [Mike Ashley has] been after, would seem absolutely ludicrous for a team playing second-division football, even if it is Newcastle, and if someone sees that, it’s a cut price.
“There’s so much potential in that club, which makes it all the more frustrating that they are languishing where they are.”
Steve Bruce’s side currently sit in 17th place in the Premier League table on 28 points and a game in hand over 18th-placed Fulham with nine games left for the Toon to play until the end of the campaign (per BBC Sport).
TIF Thoughts on Ron Walker’s comments on a possible club sale if Newcastle get relegated…
With the reported £300 million Saudi-backed takeover of the Tyneside club falling apart last summer and Mike Ashley’s apparent intention of selling the club, despite the collapse, it would make sense that if Newcastle were to get relegated at the end of the season, then the logistics and factors of a potential sale could change.
Do you think Ashley would lower his asking price for the club if they get relegated?
Moving forward, it feels to us that Newcastle’s status next season whether they manage to avoid the drop or end up in the Championship could play a big part in whether or not a takeover happens – but whether such a scenario reignites interest amid the pending arbitration process and the uncertainty over their short-term future as a club remains to be seen.