Football: Takeovers

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 19th July 2021.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Premier League's decision-making processes on takeovers of football clubs on the level of direct foreign investment in British sport.

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

Acquisitions of sporting assets in the UK by foreign investors are a matter for the sports businesses themselves.

It has always been for the Premier League alone to make assessments of potential acquisitions of football clubs in its League, under its Owners’ and Directors’ Test.

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