Pallotta eyeing a Plan B if Friedkin deal falls through: Saudi Arabia an option

John Solano

La Gazzetta dello Sport has reported today that Roma president James Pallotta continues to hunt for new potential investors throughout the world. Talks with Dan Friedkin for the sale of the club continue to drag on as the Californian is looking for a significant price reduction.

Pallotta, meanwhile, has enlisted Goldman Sachs to try and find new investors: one potential option would be Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and the son of King Salman.

The Saudi prince has been trying for weeks to finalise a deal to purchase Premier League side Newcastle United for €400 million, but he is experiencing some difficulties. There have been many calls for the Premier League to reject the sale due to Mohammed bin Salman‘s possible involvement in the murder of American journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Should the purchase of the English club ultimately fail, Roma or a Spanish club could be potential backup options.

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