Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée urges Newcastle fans to oppose takeover

  • Hatice Cengiz, fiancée of murdered journalist, writes open letter
  • ‘Slam shut the door on this offensive deal’

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has implored Newcastle United supporters to mobilise against the prospective Saudi Arabia-funded takeover of the club.

Mike Ashley, Newcastle’s owner, has agreed a £300m deal with a consortium comprising the financier Amanda Staveley, the property company Reuben Brothers and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. The plan is for PIF to assume an 80% stake and, with the deal in its fifth week of scrutiny by the Premier League, completion could be close.

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