President Joe Biden may play a small role in the final outcome of the proposed £300m takeover of Newcastle United by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) group, as outlined in a report by The Chronicle.
As per the North Est media outlet, confirmation is needed as to whether beIN is being broadcast again in the Kingdom after some conflicting reports, and if it is confirmed that it is, then the suspension of the disputes between both the KSA and Qatar may follow.
Are the Premier League to blame for the Newcastle takeover collapse?
The World Trade Organization (WTO) had previously ruled in favour of the latter in terms of privacy issues, which saw the Saudis broadcast and stream games from the Premier League illegally to their residents, given that beIN Sports are the sole rights holders for these matches in the Gulf region.
An appeal against this verdict was then launched in the KSA, and if the Qataris do not request for the dispute to be suspended, then that appeal would continue to sit on hold until President Biden reverses the decision from Donald Trump to veto any votes of new judges onto the appeal body.
What next for the possible Newcastle takeover?
If there is confirmation of beIN being broadcast again in the KSA, then it is surely a step in the right direction in terms of the longer aim of getting a prospective takeover of Newcastle back on track.
Such a resolution would ease the tensions between the Saudis and the Premier League over piracy issues and could lead to a potential revival of the deal between Mike Ashley and the KSA consortium in the long term.
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