Newcastle United vs Manchester City in the Premier League last season.
The current owner of the Newcastle club, Mike Ashley, has actually invited the consortium to make an acquisition.
However, the authorities Premier League flatly rejected the acquisition plan.
The reason is that there is a dispute over the broadcasting rights of the Premier League held by a Qatari company, BeIN Sport, in the Middle East area.
The dispute stems from the heated diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Qatar which spread to the ban on BeIN Sport broadcasting in Saudi Arabia.
The situation is also getting worse because Saudi Arabia seems to “allow” the piracy of Premier League broadcasts.