Premier League News: Saudi government ‘definitely backs’ bids for Manchester United and Liverpool

    The Saudi sports minister said the government would “definitely support” any private sector bids to buy Manchester United and Liverpool.

    Fenway Sports Group (FSG), Liverpool’s owners, announced earlier this month that they welcome new investment in the club, while the Glazer family said it would consider selling United.

    Since fellow Premier League club Newcastle United went under Saudi ownership in October 2021, there has been speculation that Liverpool and United could also attract interest from the region.

    Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal, the kingdom’s sports minister, said the government would be extremely interested in the possibility of acquiring two of Europe’s biggest clubs.

    He told BBC Sport: “On behalf of the private sector, I can’t speak for them, but they have a lot of interest, appetite and passion for football.

    “This is the most popular league in Saudi Arabia and the region and you have a lot of Premier League fans.

    “We will definitely support him if [Saudi] the private sector is coming because we know it will bode well for sport in the kingdom.

    “If there’s an investor willing to do it and the numbers add up, why not?”

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