Saudi takeover discussed on Sky Sports News – ‘PSG potential’ but no consistency from EPL?

Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solkehol believes a Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle United would transform our club into the next PSG or Man City in the space of just a ‘few years’ now financial fair play has been all but abolished.

He also admits that Qatari-owned PSG and Man City are ‘backed by states’, leading Pete Graves to question why a Saudi-backed bid for Newcastle United has been blocked for that very reason!

French powerhouse PSG made all the headlines this week as they completed a move for Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi, with his former club Barcelona in a financial mess.

Solkehol also claims that traditional European giants like Barca, Real Madrid and Juventus are struggling to keep up with clubs that are effectively run by oil-rich, Middle-Eastern owners.

Watch the clip from Sky Sports News here:

His colleague Pete Graves – a Newcastle fan – was right to chip in at the end, highlighting Toon supporters’ frustrations about the Saudi deal not being allowed to go ahead when other clubs have had their fortunes changed drastically in the past.

Interesting that Solkehol had no response when Graves questioning why our takeover was denied if other clubs can be backed by states!

The legal case between Newcastle United and the Premier League regarding our takeover has been adjourned until “early 2022”, almost two years after a fee was agreed between the two parties.

The painful wait goes on, with these comments all the more frustrating when we’re currently the only EPL club yet to make a single signing so far this summer!

8 thoughts on “Saudi takeover discussed on Sky Sports News – ‘PSG potential’ but no consistency from EPL?

  1. Even Wolves are effectively run buy a state given they have Chinese owners. A billionaire/business owner/citizen can’t sneeze in the wrong direction in China without the CCP giving them a menacing look.

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  2. I dont think the takeover is being blocked because it would be state owned,we were
    told last year the reason the Premier league were blocking the sale was because the
    saudies had not named anyone as the owner of the PIF,they cannot check a company,
    we all know who runs the PIF,its prince big *******.

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  3. JohnOliver:
    I dont think the takeover is being blocked because it wouldbe state owned,we were
    told last year the reason the Premier league were blocking the sale was because the
    saudies had not named anyone as the owner of the PIF,they cannot check a company,
    we all know who runs the PIF,its prince big *******.

    Correct mate

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  4. I seriously can’t understand why PIF don’t just set up another company under them and make another bid using that company. Setting up a company literally takes so little effort.

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  5. “He also admits that Qatari-owned PSG and Man City are ‘backed by states’, …”

    When you say he “admits”, what special position is he in to “admit” this, when nobody else can confirm it?
    Also – isn’t there a difference between having the backing of something and being owned by it?

    Tesla Motors for example, has the backing of the United States government, but the government doesn’t own it.
    Finally – here’s one for all you sudden Saudiphiles. Women’s football teams in Saudi have to cover up. Hair covered, arms covered, legs covered.
    If we were owned by the Saudi Crown Prince how long would it be before the Toon’s women’s team’s shorts got a little bit longer, and the strip came in only long sleeved shirts?
    Can you imagine the credibility MBS would lose at home if he let them wear “skimpies” in Newcastle while making them cover up in Saudi?

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