Athletic journalist Matt Slater made clear last week that the issue of piracy is the only major stumbling block that prevents the Premier League from giving Saudi investors the green signal to complete the takeover of Newcastle United .
While the money is talking and the Premier League will benefit financially if the deal is made, the complexity of the hack has let them come and go with their decision.
Slater claimed that the only way the deal could go through if Saudi investors took over the Premier League or took decisive action to prevent piracy. And it seems that they are ready to take this step.
The report says that King Salaman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud agreed on Tuesday to sign a memorandum by which the anti-piracy agency will help them solve the problem.
The new measures taken by the Saudi Arabian Intellectual Property Authority (SAIP) will raise awareness of the value and importance of intellectual property and strengthen respect and enforcement of intellectual property.
The measures have been said to allow them to deepen the friendship between the KSA and other countries.
Many Newcastle fans think this is a strong indication that potential owners are serious about the deal, and that there is no way the deal can be blocked by the Premier League.
It looks like they now have insurance and show how serious they are. I already love our potential new owner to show ambition
– Disco Dave (@DiscoDaveToon) 9 juillet 2020
All they have to do now is settle world peace and that should be enough to get the green light
– Lee Anderson (@RealLeeAnderson) July 9, 2020
This is surely what the PLs were waiting to wait until it was in place rather than talking about what they would do or not do.
– Dean Dodds (@ DeanDodds2) 9 juillet 2020
If that is not enough, nothing will be enough. The league has to approve the takeover after that, they do it all just to make the clowns of the league happy.
– James griffiths (@ Jamesgr03407364) 9 juillet 2020
Everything is done … imminent
– adam robert (@whatadaynufc) July 9, 2020
saudis have done more in 3 months for club than mike ashley in 13 years
– Rich Nesbitt (@ bignes1080) 9 juillet 2020
Fortunately, good news, we certainly need it ⚫⚪⚽👍👍
– Toonfan (@ ataylor1892) July 9, 2020
This is definitely happening, the Premier League is just waiting for them to take more action against piracy, which they are definitely doing. They would have blocked the takeover a long time ago, if that’s the case, I think it’s pretty obvious that it’s their plan that is right all along.
– Bradley Dalton (@daltonNUFC) July 9, 2020
– DiscoDan (@ DiscoDan18) 9 juillet 2020
It’s great to see them so proactive. A good resolution for everyone involved in the process: the Saudis (could) get their share of the club and the PL / beIN put an end to facilitated piracy. Glad to hear it 👍
– Nathan (@ nathanbell0211) July 9, 2020