Takeover ‘exclusive’ reveals the new name being lined up by Saudis ahead of £300m buyout

A new name has emerged as a potential board member at Newcastle United if and when a £300m Saudi-backed takeover go through.

This comes from an ‘exclusive’ from the Daily Star, with Aaron Stokes claiming that the new prospective owners are considering adding Saudi football legend Sami Al-Jaber to their team on Tyneside.

Al-Jaber is a former Al-Hilal president (the biggest football team in Saudi) and currently works as an advisor to the Saudi General Sports Authority.

Should these claims of a potential offer be true, the 47-year-old could join the likes of Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Amanda Staveley and Jamie Reuben on the Newcastle United board.

Al-Jaber scored 46 goals in 156 games for Saudi Arabia during his playing days, and was also the man who appointed recently linked Jorge Jesus during his time at Al-Hilal.

One to watch once a takeover goes through?

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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