Saudi Arabia: Newcastle FC make surprise claim about PIF’s autonomy

Issue 1110 - 17 Sep 2020 | 1 minute read

Newcastle United says it is considering what further action to take following a decision by the English Premier League to reject a takeover bid for the club by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and others. In a 9 September statement the club said it had supplied “overwhelming evidence and legal opinions that PIF is independent and autonomous of the Saudi Arabian government”.

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