Aston Villa and Wolves attend Premier League meeting as ‘clubs protest’ Newcastle takeover

Premier League clubs Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Everton have reportedly led protests against Newcastle United’s Saudi-backed takeover in an exclusive Premier League meeting.

Newcastle were not invited to the meeting between their 19 top-flight rivals, believed to have included Wolves, as the Premier League went about explaining their controversial decision to approve the £305million takeover.

One top-flight executive reportedly told the Mail it all comes back to the ‘green-eyed monster’ and ‘self-interest’, with Newcastle’s owners promising significant investment in their pursuit of winning the Premier League in under 10 years.

The report added that United, Spurs, and Everton were the most vocal on the call, with their frustrations centred around Newcastle increasing competition for Champions League places in the years to come.

Not every club vented their anger and there were even some clubs who reportedly saw the humorous side of the Big Six’s protestations following their Super League breakaway attempts earlier this year, it is reported.

It is also claimed that a perceived lack of communication from the Premier League has caused anger among most clubs, who claimed they had to quell suggestions from their own supporters that they had a part in the decision-making process, which was carried out by the Premier League board.

During the call, the Premier League also reiterated their stance of having no option but to approve the deal once they had legal assurances of separation between the Saudi state and the Public Investment Fund, which now owns 80 per cent of Newcastle.

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