By Noel Whelan

5th Jul, 2021 | 1:34pm

Whelan calls on 'scared' Premier League to 'show respect' to Newcastle after takeover update

Noel Whelan has urged the Premier League to “do the right thing” and bow to the latest Newcastle United takeover demands.

The former Leeds hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the organisation have something to hide.

On 1st July, Newcastle released a statement calling for transparency in their arbitration case against the Premier League.

The arbitration is a confidential process by default.

However, both parties can agree for the case to be made public and Newcastle “believes it should be”.

Whelan insists the Premier League must disclose their findings as the Magpies had to do the same thing last summer.

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“If the Premier League are asked to provide their findings, they have to do the right thing,” Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

“If they had Newcastle, they would have to disclose everything.

“You have to have the same amount of respect back, you can’t hide anything.

“If Newcastle need to be putting everything on the table, that’s transparent.

“If the Premier League have findings, it needs to be done in the same way.

“That respect has to be shown to the club.

“They are a big power but you can’t hold back information if they ask for proof.

“If they have findings, they shouldn’t really be scared to show. You need a reason behind why they haven’t.”

News first broke of the Saudi Public Investment Fund’s interest in acquiring Newcastle last summer.

The bid is fronted by Amanda Stavely and David and Simon Reuben.

In other news, Kieran Maguire rages at Mike Ashley’s ‘contempt for fans’ after Newcastle United update.