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4 Feb 2024

Saudi Investors Eye Major Stake in English Rugby Clubs

Saudi Arabian investors, linked to the sovereign Public Investment Fund, a[re in negotiations to pour seven-figure sums](https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2024/01/31/saudi-arabia-buy-leicester-gloucester-northampton-newcastle/) into Gloucester, Leicester Tigers, Northampton Saints, and Newcastle Falcons. The potential £60 million deal includes plans for new stadium naming rights and a rugby academy in Saudi Arabia. This significant investment comes as a critical financial injection for these clubs, following a challenging period where three Premiership clubs faced liquidation.