A Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) asset from October 2021, Newcastle must wear a tunic similar to the Saudi selection next season. Toon’s new owners still deny being directly linked to the Saudi state.
It’s hard to see this as a coincidence. Newcastle’s away shirt for the 2022-23 season, which has been leaked and confirmed by the Daily Mail, has taken some fans by surprise. Accustomed to the club’s traditional colors, black and white, toons will have to get used to the white and green present on this new weave. These colors, visible on the collar and sleeves, are apparently reminiscent of the jerseys of Saudi Arabia’s selection.
Acquired by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) in October 2021, Newcastle is now 80% owned. If PIF still denies being directly associated with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this choice of color is not limited to the design of the jersey as well as the Newcastle logo. Now completely green, the crest of the magpie takes on a Saudi form.
The news divided many supporters. While some see it as a good way to sell more shirts and increase the club’s business in the Middle East, others are disappointed to see the traditional colors fade.
However, this is not the first time magpies will play green and white. During the 1999–2000 season, similar colors were used in the away jersey, although the green at the time was less influenced by the Saudi paw. This season, magpies have evolved into black and gold as they walk the road.
Coached by Eddie Howe, named the Premier League’s best coach this season, from November 2021 onwards, Newcastle have been through the second half of the season, comfortably maintaining their position and taking a position in the middle of the table from the red zone. came out.
Despite PIF’s financial contribution, Newcastle shouldn’t be going crazy in the transfer market this summer. According to SportsMail, with envelopes for the transfer window ranging from 70 to 90 million euros, Eddie Howe told the Daily Mail that “it was impossible to change a team entirely on a single transfer window.”