Legal documents raise new questions over Saudi Arabia's Newcastle takeover deal

12 May 2020

Newcastle
Photo: PA Images The deal between Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund and Newcastle is expected to be postponed.

Premier League lawyers are reviewing information which reportedly establishes a firm link between the Saudi government and the pirate TV and streaming service BeoutQ.

The deal between Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund and Newcastle is expected to be postponed.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Recently submitted legal documents establish a firm link between the Saudi Arabian government and its pirate TV and streaming service BeoutQ, according to the Guardian, raising fresh questions over the gulf state's proposed £300 million takeover of Newcastle United.

In April, it was reported lawyers hired by the Premier League were investigating Saudi Arabia's involvement in the pirate broadcasting of football as part of the due diligence in the state's potential takeover of the club.

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