Specifically, journalist David Ornstein confirmed that Premier League clubs have made a decision to ban loan activities between related parties (same owner) during the January transfer period.
Accordingly, potential deals such as Ruben Neves from Al Hilal to Newcastle United will be allowed. Notably, the ban needs approval from 14 clubs. However, the result is 7/13. In other words, Only 13 clubs agreed, the remaining 7 voted against.
Fabrizio Romano added: “Premier League clubs voted against the ban on clubs loaning players from the same ownership group.
That means Newcastle United can sign players on loan from PIF-owned clubs. Same thing for other clubs like Crystal Palace and Lyon.”
There is information that Newcastle United is about to ask Neves on loan. This is a plan for Choc to replace Sandro Tonali who was suspended for a long time for participating in illegal betting.
Neves’s parent team, Al Hilal, is owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF). The investment fund also holds Al Ittihad, Al Nassr and Al Ahli in Saudi Arabia as well as Newcastle United in England.
Thus, it is very likely that Newcastle will bring in a rookie from Saudi Arabia in January 2024.
Tieu Lam | 22:59 November 21, 2023