Boxing Legend Floyd Mayweather has suggested he is ready to buy Premier League club Newcastle United, MySportDab reports.
Current Newcastle owner Mike Ashley wants to sell the club and was in takeover talks with Saudi Arabia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund earlier this year.
According to Forbes, Floyd Mayweather was the highest-paid athlete from 2010-2020, earning a shocking $915m (£686m) during that time.
Newcastle United fans now feel they have been punching below for too long and now have some form of hope.
In an interview, Mayweather expressed his desire to buy the Premier League club, should the opportunity arise.
‘In the United States we call it soccer, but the Newcastle football team is a great and unbelievable team. A hell of a team,’ MayWeather said when asked during a fan Q&A in Newcastle at the weekend.
‘If you people want me to buy the Newcastle team, do let me know!’
I’ll cherish this video for the rest of my life.
Floyd Mayweather knows Newcastle United exists.🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/OIjUxNIFGS
— Ismaeel Azam (@ismaeelukk) March 9, 2020
The 43-year-old American is known for his cheeky comments in the media but it’s fair to say that even the idea of buying Newcastle gives their fans some hope.
MySportDab understands Current owner Mike Ashley has a fractured relationship with the fans who have grown tired of him at the club.
The 55-year-old has made it clear his desire to sell to another willing party but previous talks with buyers have failed so far.
Under Mike Ashley, Newcastle have suffered relegation to the Championship twice.
This season, Newcastle are currently 13th in the Premier League and are only eight points clear of safety.
They also still in the FA Cup and will host champions Manchester City in the quarter-finals.