Admittedly, at the disposal of Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohamed bin Salman, one of the largest fortunes in the world, but yet he has got problems with the to take over the English traditionsklub Newcastle United.
a month ago so everything else to be ready.
the crown prince had, together with two british partners kicked 2.5 billion dollars on the table for the nordengelske club.
Here you have the owner, Mike Ashley, for several years been interested in selling, and now there was the bite. There was prepared a 31 page long contract, as in the beginning of april was sent to the English authorities.
So it was only the final approval of the sale from the Premier League, which only should take a few weeks. It has now been over a month.
the Premier League has been bombarded with requests from organisations such as Amnesty International and from individuals, that calls for saying ' no ' to Mohamed bin Salman, due to his bloody past and Saudi Arabia's, to put it mildly lenient dealings with human rights.
Mohamed bin Salman and his fund takes over from the plan to 80 percent of Newcastle United, thus becoming the real owners. Getting the acquisition approved, there is talk about yet another example of the bloody regimes use the soccer ball to sportshvidvaskning.
The 34-year-old crown prince was really known internationally, since his sent thugs killed and dismembered journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi of the saudi consulate in Istanbul 2. October 2018.
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the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi can spoil the purchase of Newcastle. Photo: Hasan Jamali/Ritzau Scanpix
Khashoggis fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, are among the many who have written to the Premier League and asked that the sale be prevented. She has also sent an open letter to Newcastle fans.
Here it says among other things:
- Think about how this trade will leave you in the months and years to come. The club will be the home of those who are accused of murder and torture, and forever it will have to compete under a dark and ominous cloud.
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Khashoggis fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, has sent an open letter to Newcastle supporters. Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
Together with another arab sheik, crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan from Abu Dhabi - the family who own Manchester City - facing Mohamed bin Salman behind the bloody and bestial war in Yemen, which, according to the united nations, has developed into the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
It was also the two kronprinser, who orchestrated the boycott of Qatar. An operation that, among other things, was intended to wrest from Qatar eneejerskabet of the fifa WORLD cup in 2022. It succeeded, as you know, not. However, now saudi crown prince might instead get himself a club in the Premier League.
Money is certainly no problem for bin Salman. The fund, which he has, The Saudi Arabian Public investment Fund, is good for staggering 2000 billion. There is plenty of advice for the purchase of players from the top shelf.
But it is not only the crown prince's bloody past, who are delaying the acquisition. Premier League lawyers are investigating whether there is a connection between the pirate tv-station BeoutQ and the government of Saudi Arabia.
BeoutQ has for several years sent football from the Premier League and the tennis from Wimbledon without having the rights. The station has in the same way sent football from several other leagues in Europe, and this has among other been FIFA, UEFA, Premier League and Spanish La Liga to try and get shut the station down in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
It can't be done without the intervention of a local law firm, and according to the English newspaper The Guardian has nine law firms in Saudi Arabia said no to to lead the case to FIFA and the other partners.
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Christian Eriksen and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has been exposed to tv piracy. Photo: David Klein/Ritzau Scanpix
The Qatar-owned tv channel beIN Sports is among the most fanatical opponents of a possible saudi takeover of Newcastle. BeIN Sports have bought the rights to the Premier League for a considerable amount, and the station has long protested against Saudi Arabia's piracy.
The saudi government refuses to have anything to do with BeoutQ, and says instead that piratsenderen belong in Cuba and Columbia. Now, that's not many, who believe.
In January of this year, regretted the european Commission in a report that Saudi Arabia had not closed BeoutQ down.
in Order to be able to take over an English club owner must undergo a test in the Premier League. That must not include false, misleading and inaccurate information.
the Decision seems, then, wait. Just as the Premier League. No one knows yet, when once again played ball. As coronapandemien put the soccer ball of death in England 12. march, was Newcastle placed on the honest 13. space.
--------- SPLIT ELEMENT ---------Can buy Roma instead
If Mohamed bin Salman is not allowed to buy Newcastle, can he be in the place to throw themselves at a club in Italy or France.
Exactly as is the case with Qatar and The United Arab Emirates will also Saudi Arabia to play a role on the international underholdningsscene, including football.
That must be invested in industries, which you can make money on, when the oil one day will run out.
Since the beginning of the year Mohamed bin Salmans fund bought shares in Boeing for 4.8 billion kroner, in the Disney group for 3.4 billion dollars and in Facebook for 3.5 billion crowns. The fund has also bought into the Uber, IBM, Starbucks, ADP, Bank of America and the hotel chain Marriott.
And now it will also have fat in one or several football clubs in Europe. It should slip with Newcastle, it can instead end up with a purchase of the Italian team, Roma.
the Club's american you, James Pallotta, have asked agents to find a new owner. According to English media, the representatives of Mohamed bin Salman has already been in contact with the Serie A club.
In France, a prince from Saudi Arabia, the billionaire Al-Waleed bin Talal, shown interest in the ailing team Marseille.
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