Northumberland MP 'seeking answers' from Premier League over takeover of Newcastle United

A Northumberland MP has written to the Premier League seeking answers over the takeover of Newcastle United.

Thursday, 6th August 2020, 5:01 pm
Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, says she has received hundreds of emails from fans and says the club is important ‘for the overall growth and investment of our region’.

Ms Trevelyan, who is also Secretary of State for International Development in the Conservative Government, has now written to the Chief Executive of the Premier League, asking for clarity over the takeover bid.

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, backed by Amanda Staveley and David and Simon Reuben, last week pulled out of a £300million deal over the Premier League’s failure to make a timely decision on approval.

The Premier League has made no comment on the process, and Ms Trevelyan has written to chief executive Richard Masters to “seek answers” for concerned fans.

She said there has been widespread concern that the proposal for the club – which was mooted in April as part of a £300million package – has fallen through.

Ms Trevelyan said: “I have received hundreds of concerned emails from NUFC fans who want the best for the future of the club, and are worried and in some cases angry about the current situation. They want to know how and why the deal fell through, and I have written to the Chief Executive of the Premier League to try to seek answers for them.

“The future of the Club is really important – not just for football fans – but for the overall growth and investment of our region.”

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