Sport has become one of the biggest global business stories of recent times. FT Scoreboard offers analysis of the deals behind the games, the billionaire club owners, media giants, tech companies and entrepreneurial players that are transforming the world's biggest leagues. This FT channel series has been produced by independent reporting from Financial Times journalists.
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The takeover of Newcastle United in a deal led by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has been welcomed by many of the club’s fans. But it’s hardly been a straightforward deal.Watch video