The widow of the slain journalist urged the English top flight’s governing body to not allow the Gulf nation to own a football club

The fiancee of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has asked the Premier League to prevent the Saudi Arabian takeover of Newcastle United because of the alleged crimes committed against her late husband.

With a consortium from the Gulf nation edging closer to purchasing the Premier League club in a £300 million deal , Hatice Cengiz – via her solicitors – sent a letter to the competition’s governing body asking that it takes the ‘right, proper and lawful action’ to stop the takeover because of the alleged ‘cover-up’ regarding Khashoggi’s death in 2018.

Saudi-born journalist Khashoggi was allegedly murdered inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey after going into the government office to pick up documents pertaining to his future marriage with Cengiz.

“Ms Cengiz urges you and the board of the Premier League to take all necessary steps to prevent this takeover from happening,” the letter addressed to Premier League chief Richard Masters read.

“It is undoubtedly the right, proper and lawful action for you and the Premier League to take especially in light of the ruthless killing of Ms Cengiz’s fiancé.

“There should be no place in the Premier League, and English football, for anyone involved in such abhorrent acts.

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