Some big claims have emerged late on Saturday night from the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, revealing the Saudi chief set to land a big role at St James’ Park should the proposed takeover go through as planned.
As he confirms below, Yasir Al-Rumayyan is now ‘in line’ to become the club’s new chairman – providing the Premier League give the prospective owners the ‘green light’ to complete a £300m buyout.
Al-Rumayyan is considered to be one of the most powerful men in Saudi Arabia, being chairman of Saudi Aramco – the biggest oil company on the planet – as well as governor of the Public Investment Fund (PIF):
More promising claims that this Saudi bid is very much real and just Premier League approval away from completion, with the Daily Mail also releasing a piece tonight that suggests a takeover is a matter of when, not if.
Is this the new public face of Newcastle United and our long awaited replacement for Lee Charnley should a deal go through? It looks that way!