According to reports from The Chronicle, Saudi Arabia have made a bold move to fight against piracy.
The KSA appears to have taken strong measures to tackle the illegal streaming of sports and movies, and this step could be appreciated by the Premier League.
Last week The Athletic journalist Matt Slater explained clearly that the issue of piracy is the only major stumbling block that is preventing the Premier League from giving the Saudi investors the green signal to complete the Newcastle United takeover.
Although money speaks, and the Premier League will benefit financially if the deal goes through, the complexity around the piracy left them moving back and forth with their decision.
Slater claimed that the only way the deal could go through if the Saudi investors assured the Premier League or took strong measures to prevent piracy. And it seems they are ready to take that step.
The report claims that King Salaman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has agreed on Tuesday to pass a memorandum through which the body tasked with tackling piracy will help them solve the issue.
The new measures taken by the Kingdom’s Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) will raise awareness of the value and importance of intellectual property and enhance respect for and enforcement of intellectual property.
It was stated that the measures would allow them to deepen the friendship between the KSA and other countries.
Many Newcastle fans feel that it is a strong indication that the potential owners are serious about the deal, and that there’s no way the deal can be blocked by the Premier League.
Seems they now have them assurances and show how serious they are. I already love our potential new ownership for showing ambition
— Disco Dave (@DiscoDaveToon) July 9, 2020
All they need to do now is sort out world peace and that should be enough to get the green light
— Lee Anderson (@RealLeeAnderson) July 9, 2020
Surely this is what the PL have been waiting for waiting until its in place rather then them speaking about what they will or won't do
— Dean Dodds (@DeanDodds2) July 9, 2020
If this isn’t enough then nothing will be enough. The league HAS to approve the takeover after this they’re doing all this just to make the clowns at the league happy.
— James griffiths (@Jamesgr03407364) July 9, 2020
All done… imminent
— adam robert (@whatadaynufc) July 9, 2020
saudis have done more in 3months for the club than mike ashley has in 13 years
— Rich Nesbitt (@bignes1080) July 9, 2020
Thankfully some good news, we certainly need it ⚫⚪⚽👍👍
— Toonfan (@ataylor1892) July 9, 2020
It’s definitely going through, the Premier League are just waiting for them to take some more action against piracy which they’re definitely doing. They would have blocked the takeover a long time ago if so, I think it’s fairly obvious it’s their plan which is fair all round.
— Bradley Dalton (@daltonNUFC) July 9, 2020
— DiscoDan (@DiscoDan18) July 9, 2020
It's great to see them being so proactive. A good resolution for everyone involved in the process: Saudis (might) get their slice of the club and the PL/beIN end the facilitated piracy. Glad to hear it 👍
— Nathan (@nathanbell0211) July 9, 2020