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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]( 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.