Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Faisal, Saudi Minister of Sports, told the BBC on Thursday that the government of Saudi Arabia would support any bid by a private player in the country to buy major Premier League clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool, which their respective American owners (the Fenway group at the Reds, the Glazer family at MU) are considering selling.
“ This is the most-watched professional league in Saudi Arabia and the entire Gulf, and there is huge fan potential.”, said the Minister of Sports. “ If a private sector investor from Saudi Arabia comes in, we will most definitely support it, as this would have a very positive impact on the attractiveness of sport in our kingdom, among other things.”. Including financial support? ” If there is an investor willing to do it and the numbers add up, why not? »Slipped the Saudi minister, knowing that the public investment fund of Saudi Arabia is part of the consortium which bought Newcastle, resident of the Premier League, in 2021.