The Premier League are set to be put under more pressure as news emerged involving Newcastle United’s upcoming takeover arbitration case.
The Lowdown: Arbitration calls
Amanda Staveley, who is part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) group looking to take over at St James’ Park, has recently spoken to Sky Sports referencing a letter that she wrote urging both the UK government and football regulators to ensure that the arbitration process is made public.
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The Tyneside club have also released a statement calling for the same thing, as they are looking to seek some transparency for supporters ahead of the hearing.
The Latest: MP’s involved
As per The Chronicle, Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah has also called for the proceedings to be made public in letters sent to Premier League chief executive Richard Masters and Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell is also writing to Mr Dowden, while North West Durham MP Richard Holden intends to raise the issue as well.
The Verdict: Make arbitration public
If the Premier League truly have nothing to hide with regards to the forthcoming arbitration case, then they too should be calling for the process to be made public, alongside the St James’ Park club.
That so many local MP’s are now getting involved will only add to the pressure which has already been applied by both Staveley and Newcastle, and it could well make a big difference.
It seems all set up to be a fascinating next few weeks as the arbitration process gets underway.
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