Newcastle United Football Club

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 21st May 2020.

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Photo of Karl McCartney Karl McCartney Conservative, Lincoln

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings he has had on the proposed purchase of Newcastle United Football Club by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund; what the outcome was of those meetings; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

There have been no formal discussions on the potential sale of Newcastle United Football Club. Any such sale is a matter for the parties concerned, and for the Premier League to assess under its Owners’ and Directors’ Test.

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