In typical Sheffield United fashion, there seems to be more and more worrying news coming out when it comes to the takeover from Dozy Mmobuosi.
The Nigerian businessman is believed to be close to sealing a £90m takeover at Bramall Lane. However, little has been revealed by the club and snippets of information seem to be leaking.
And after claims this morning that suggested Mmobuosi claimed to own £1bn airline that never was, there’s been more worrying news from the BBC’s Osasu Obayiuwana.
The BBC World Football reporter has been passing comment on the potential takeover. And taking to Twitter last night, Obayiuwana claims to have seen a previous due diligence report that should worry Blades fans.
Whether or not Mmobuosi can pass the current EFL fit and proper person’s tests remains to be seen.
There have also been reports this morning suggesting Mmobuosi was part of a previous failed bid to takeover from West Ham.
Sheffield United News View: Not looking good but these things take time
There’s two ways to look at this really. Either Sheffield United are being looked at by an owner that doesn’t have the capital behind him and it all falls flat on its face.
Or, Dozy Mmobuosi is genuinely keen on taking over and sees United as the next step in his business life. Certainly, he appears to have put some money in already, which would suggest funds are there. Further, he’d have also had to provide proof of funds to this point and so far, nothing has cropped up.
However, when the likes of the BBC and The Athletic get into these things and reveal worrying news, Sheffield United fans will worry. It’s only natural, given there’s a threat of administration and transfer bans if the club’s finances are not sorted.
This will all play out in the coming weeks. For Paul Heckingbottom, it’s just about keeping on winning. Off-field matters will take care of themselves. But it would be nice for Heckingbottom to have some clarity.