Premier League wrote to US government in February over Saudi piracy concerns

Newcastle Takeover
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The Premier League wrote to the United States government in February urging it to keep Saudi Arabia on a watch list because it said the country “remained a centre for piracy”.

The revelation comes as the league considers a takeover of Newcastle which would involve the country’s public investment fund (PIF) taking an 80 per cent stake in the club.

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