Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pictured while meeting with the Tunisian President at the presidential palace in Carthage on the eastern outskirts of the capital Tunis on November 27, 2018. (Photo by FETHI BELAID / AFP) (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images)

Everything we know about the Newcastle United takeover – from Saudi states to Orlegi Sports, a 2019/20 timeline

Newcastle United has been awash with endless takeover tales for the last 12 months – from the apparent incoming Arab riches to the meagre pickings of a buy now, pay later American investment firm.

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 11:36 am

But, despite all of the rumour and conjecture, claims and counter-claims, statements and radio silence from Newcastle United, Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley remains the owner at St James’s Park.

Here’s how the last year has played out on the takeover front, including the latest Saudi developments.

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