The retired boxing legend (Mayweather Jr) earned an estimated £100m from his curtain-closing fight with Conor McGregor last year and is now keen to invest it in a football club.
Newcastle were put on the market by owner Mike Ashley earlier this season and, with Amanda Staveley failing to get a deal over the line, Mayweather Jr has suggested that he is prepared to pounce if the right opportunity presents itself.
“You better believe if I were to invest in Newcastle I would be back partying there often,” he told the Daily Star. “I love Newcastle. Those guys like to party as hard as any city I have been to anywhere in the world.
“I met some of the players last year – and they are good guys. I am always open to new business opportunities and I love all sports, but I invest with my head not my heart.
“Investing with your heart is the quickest way to lose money. But if somebody put together a business plan and my people looking over it and went ‘Floyd that can make money’ then I would invest. Soccer might not be my game but I’ve got connections everywhere.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has been a long-time supporter and buddy of mine, so I might even be able to get him to finish his career off at Newcastle.”
Ashley reportedly wants in excess of £300m for the purchase of the club, which he has owned for the past decade.
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