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Premier League clubs are “unhappy” with the Saudis’ takeover of Newcastle and demand an “emergency meeting” with top officials, but Simon Jordan tells them to “mind their own business”


The takeover of Newcastle United has reportedly drawn backlash from all 19 other Premier League clubs – but Simon Jordan insists they should all “mind their own business”.

The rest of the division has reportedly demanded an emergency meeting with the elite, having united in opposition against the Saudi-led consortium that made the Magpies the richest club in the world.

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Bin Salman’s takeover of Newcastle has sparked some controversy

The Guardian reports that other teams believe the league’s reputation could be tarnished by allowing Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) to take an 80% stake in the club.

They add that clubs are also confused as to why the takeover was allowed this time around, after the first attempt failed to materialize over a year ago.

However, former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan believes that, as long as the Premier League has ratified the takeover, the other 19 teams in the division should stay out of it.

Premier League clubs are “unhappy” with the Saudis’ takeover of Newcastle and demand an “emergency meeting” with top officials, but Simon Jordan tells them to “mind their own business”

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The Premier League has finally given the green light to the takeover

Jordan told talkSPORT: “Tell me about the rule that says the state can’t own a football club because I thought Sheikh Mansour was the prime minister of the UAE. So it’s a state that owns Man City, so he already exists.

“What would these 19 clubs have to say anyway, ‘We don’t like that’?

“What has that got to do with you !? It is a private company that plays in a football league.

Premier League clubs are “unhappy” with the Saudis’ takeover of Newcastle and demand an “emergency meeting” with top officials, but Simon Jordan tells them to “mind their own business”

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Mike Ashley sold the club earlier this month after 14 years at the helm

“Newcastle United belonged to Mike Ashley. He has the right to sell the football club to whomever he wants as long as he follows the Premier League rules in football clubs.

“So what you’re basically saying is they should go out there and pitch to the other 19 clubs and make sure they’re happy with who they’re selling to?”

“Mind your own bleeding business.” “

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