We reported earlier today on what the Premier League CEO Richard Masters was saying to the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee this morning.
And it wasn’t much, as he refused to be drawn on what was going on – saying things get complicated sometimes.
But now he has said something that points to the owners’ and directors’ test could be over if Saudi Arabia step up to the plate on the Premier League’s piracy concerns.
This is what Miles Starforth of the Shields Gazette is reporting:
Richard Masters on TV piracy: ‘BeoutQ is now off the air, and what we want, off the back of the WTO report, is for Saudi Arabia to respond positively the situation and to allow sports rights-holders to take their rights.’ #nufc
— Miles Starforth (@milesstarforth) June 30, 2020
It appears that Masters (shown above) is using the situation to finally clear up all the piracy and stealing of Intellectual Property in the KIngdom – and then he will allow the takeover to pass the owners’ and directors’ test.
If it is turned down, it will be a huge worldwide embarrassment for Saudi Arabia, so we are hoping they will do all they can to satisfy the demands of the Premier League.
And also follow through on whatever they promise, which is more to the point.
We also notice that Newcastle have agreed to pay Matty Longstaff £30K/week and meet the wages offered by Italian club Udinese.
Udinese have reportedly dropped out of the bidding for the 20-year-old North Shields midfielder.
We wonder if this is a clue that Newcastle have been told the takeover will go through?