‘Another club controlled by a country,’ Klopp says of Newcastle’s Saudi ownership and what it means for football.


‘Another club controlled by a country,’ Klopp says of Newcastle’s Saudi ownership and what it means for football.

One of the greatest talking points in the sport has been the Public Investment Fund’s £305 million ($420 million) purchase of an 80 percent ownership in the struggling northeast English company.

Other English Premier League clubs were allegedly irritated that they had not been briefed on the deal’s development, as reported last weekend, and Klopp began making comments to that effect on Friday.

Klopp explained, “I was waiting for an official declaration from [Premier League CEO Richard] Masters or someone.”

“We had a huge problem a few months ago with 12 clubs trying to form a Super League… this is pretty much the same.” Jurgen Klopp compares the Super League to what the Saudi ownership of Newcastle will entail for football. pic.twitter.com/juJHMCKBCi “Or someone, as there are certainly worries about human rights. That is undeniable. That is, however, the situation. What does this imply for football? “In response to allegations leveled against the Kingdom and its Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, who leads the PIF, he asked.

“Newcastle is home to a new superpower. We had enormous fights about Super League a few months ago, and rightly so “Klopp went on.

“But, if you will, this is forming a super team. Financial Fair Play is employed in such a way that no one knows if it even exists.

“Newcastle fans will rejoice, but for the rest of us, it simply means that Newcastle has gained a new superpower. That is unavoidable. Money won’t buy everything, but it will give them enough time to make a few bad mistakes, then make the right ones, and eventually get them to where they want to be in the long run.

“Everyone knows that, and Richard Masters, the Premier League’s commissioner, apparently decided, ‘Yeah, let’s give it a shot.'”

Klopp hailed Newcastle’s “immense” potential moving forward, perhaps resigned to the notion that any protestations now are too little, too late.

“This is the third club in world football that I am aware of that is owned by a government and clearly belongs to the world’s wealthiest family,” he remarked.

“Of course, the possibilities that open up are enormous. It’s essentially the Super League now, but just for one club.

“For the next 20 or 30 years, Newcastle will undoubtedly be able to play a prominent role in world football,” Klopp said.

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