Saudi Arabian Newcastle United Owners To End Fun88 Shirt Sponsor Deal

Newcastle United will certainly have a new shirt sponsor from 2022, rumors suggest.

Newcastle United were taken over by a Saudi Arabia-led consortium in early October 2021. It ended 14-year ownership by British retail tycoon Mike Ashley.

Saudi Arabia Forbids Betting - Saudia To Become Newcastle United's New Shirt Sponsor?

As reported by @MagpieMediaa, the consortium are currently exploring options to buy out the remainder of the Fun88 shirt sponsorship. This is due to betting bans around Saudi Arabia meaning shirts will be produced with no sponsor for fans in Saudi Arabia

In 2020, Fun 88 extended its contract with Newcastle in a "long-term" agreement. Fun88 manages a Chinese online gaming operator. They have been on the front of Newcastle's kits since 2017.

Newcastle's four last main sponsors - Northern Rock, Virgin Money, Wonga & Fun88

Rumors suggest that Saudia, formerly known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, could become Newcastle United's new sponsor.

In any case, Newcastle United will not be able to change their shirt sponsor before the next season, which is scheduled to open on July 1, 2022.

Do you like that Newcastle United's kits will soon not feature the Fun88 logo anymore?