Newcastle United’s takeover has resulted in the 19 other top-flight clubs having reportedly pushed for the Premier League to hold an emergency meeting next week, according to The Guardian.
There is reported to be a united front from the 19 clubs over the decision to allow the Saudi-led consortium to proceed with the takeover with anger stemming from how the deal was allowed to go through and what had changed compared to their first attempt.
The Saudi-led takeover has been criticised by Amnesty International as a result of the state’s human rights record although the Premier League says they have legally binding assurances that the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” will not be in control (Independent).
It is reportedly too late for clubs to stop the new ownership in place and only discovered the Newcastle deal was going to take place through the media on Wednesday before they were sent official confirmation on Thursday evening.
Tottenham fans will certainly be fearing that their hopes of breaking back into the Champions League could be dented by another potential big-spending side who could follow in the footsteps of Manchester City.
Unfortunately, Spurs are lumbered with Joe Lewis, who despite his huge personal fortune does not invest it into the North London club.
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