MBS Spends more on Leonardo than Newcastle United

October 7 2021

Image of MBS Spends more on Leonardo than Newcastle United

Picture: Christie's / Newcastle United

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

I was bemused to see that some of the English Press have been pointing out that Newcastle United's new prospective owner Mohammed bin Salman spent more money on buying Leonardo's Salvator Mundi than the Premier League Football Club Newcastle United. The club is set to be purchased in a £305m deal whilst the painting was purchased for £342m (inc. commission) at Christie's in 2017. A rather interesting comparison that puts things into perspective, I suppose.

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