Newcastle chairman reportedly slapped with £58m lawsuit: What does this mean for the Magpies?

Newcastle United: Aerial view of St. James Park is seen prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United on April 02, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
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Newcastle chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan has reportedly been slapped with a £58million lawsuit stemming from serious legal allegations.

Legal papers claim that Al-Rumayyan, who is chairman of the Magpies and LIV Golf, is being sued for allegedly executing the directives of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) with ‘malicious intent.’

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Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a freelance football journalist who predominantly specialises in transfer stories and exclusives. He began his career in 2016 covering the world-renowned Sandbach United, of North West Counties fame, before earning a spot on the sports desks of national papers, where he bounced between several outlets such as Sportbible, the Express, Mirror, and Daily Star. An NCTJ graduate of the News Associates who swapped investigative journalism in the Costa del Sol for football reporting in Northern England, he first wrote for FourFourTwo in December 2023.