‘World greatest’: Newcastle United owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi unites with Sam Fender protégé in brilliant picture

You’re more likely to see these two faces at St. James’ Park at the weekend, but the Newcastle fans bumped into each other in London this week.

Newcastle United co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi bumped into Sam Fender protégé and North East star in his own right Andrew Cushin when in London, and the two got a brilliant picture together to boot.

Receiving praise from the 'Seventeen Going Under' singer and supporting him at shows in the past, singer-songwriter Cushin has long been touted as a voice that could go on to follow in the high-flying steps of Fender. Last month the singer, who grew up attending schools in Byker and Heaton, stunned a sold-out NX Newcastle crowd with a landmark headline show.

Cushin is also a big Newcastle United fan, having had music played at St. James' Park and worked with Wor Flags. It's no surprise then that when the star bumped into Ghodoussi in London, he couldn't hide his excitement when sharing the picture.

Cushin was on his way to Margate to play in the prestigious Albion Rooms - a gig that received love online from The Libertines frontman Pete Doherty. Sharing his photo with Mehrdad online, Cushin wrote: "Just bumped into the world's greatest owners in London en route to Margate … @ghodoussi what a legend."

The businessman and club co-owner replied to the local singer, wishing him well for his show in Kent. Ghodoussi said: "Good luck with the gig."

Cushin is fast making a name for himself in the industry. The singer's first record deal came after love from Oasis legend Noel Gallagher and is now recording in Pete Doherty's studio after wowing the star when supporting him at Riverside in Newcastle.

The Magpies fan had also shared that he was so happy when Newcastle United was taken over that he didn't hesitate in putting a £200 bet on the side winning the league in the next five years.

He told The Chronicle: “When I woke up last Friday it was like waking up in a different city, there’s such a buzz around the place.

“I’ve already got a £200 bet on that we’ll win the league in five years. That’s incredibly optimistic, though. It’s still going to be a struggle this season, don’t get me wrong. We’ve still got to spend in excess of £160m, £170m to ensure we’ll finish mid-table. I think we’ll be alright and in a few years’ time there’s no reason why we can’t be a Champions League club.

“It’s something that I try not to think about because it blows my mind. I’ve supported the club all my life and St James’ Park is like our church. I just want to watch the kind of entertaining football my dad and grandad enjoyed.”