Newcastle Utd's controversial takeover by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund has finally gone through, ending Mike Ashley's much criticised 14-year ownership of the club in which time they have twice been relegated from the Premier League.

The Premier League approved the £305M takeover after receiving "legally binding assurances" that the Saudi state would not control the club.

That is despite the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, being listed as the chair of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), which will provide 80% of funds for the deal and seen by the Premier League as an entity that is separate from the Kingdom of Sadia Arabia, despite this obvious connection with its ruler.

Mohammed bin Salman is heavily implicated in the brutal murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Instanbul 3 years ago. That shocking crime was perpetrated by operatives believed to be working on orders from the Crown Prince, to silence his criticism of the Saudi regime.