Amanda Staveley, co-owner of Newcastle alongside the Saudi Public Investment Fund, commented on the rumours linking the PIF with a possible takeover of Inter.
The Nerazzurri’s current owners the Suning group have experienced some financial difficulties in recent years as a result of the COVID pandemic and last summer they seemed destined to sell the club following the departures of Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku. They are still the owners of the club but a sale could be on the horizon soon.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Business of Football Summit today, Staveley discussed the rumours linking the PIF with a possible takeover of Inter.
“I don’t know where this rumour comes from, but you should ask the PIF.”
The PIF took over Newcastle United from Mike Ashley last year, causing much uproar and division in England due to Saudi Arabia’s poor human rights record. Many have accused the Premier League of allowing another case of sports washing, similar to what’s been done with Qatari back Paris Saint-Germain and Abu Dhabi backed Manchester City.
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