Well, it’s all moving along at a rapid pace it seems, but Sheffield United appear to be on the brink of a takeover from American businessman, Henry Mauriss.
Reports have rumbled along since yesterday and gathered pace earlier today when local media reported on interest from America and English businessman, Mike Ashley.
Later into the evening, the BBC reported further to suggest that American finance tycoon, Henry Mauriss, had indeed had a £115m bid accepted by Prince Abdullah. And Ian Dennis, who broke the story for the BBC this evening, has offered even more detail on the proposed takeover just a few moments ago.
“It’s a story I’ve been monitoring for quite a while. And the American businessman, Henry Mauriss, has confirmed that he’s made an offer to purchase 100% of Sheffield United. The bid is worth £115m and the offer has been accepted I’m told,” the BBC’s Ian Dennis said on BBC Five Live tonight.
“Mr Mauriss believes they’ve demonstrated the financial capability to purchase and sustain the club. And his interest in Sheffield United has been for many many months of planning and due diligence. I know he’s been impressed by the professionalism of Sheffield United’s executives, who’ve made the process smooth and efficient. We’ll have wait and see what happens with the EFL. But certainly, Mr Mauriss has made his intentions clear with that £115m offer.”
Sheffield United currently sit sixth in the Championship. They have two home games left from three and can cement their top six place by winning all three.
Prince Abdullah has been in control of the club since winning the other 50% of Kevin McCabe. However, since relegation from the Premier League, it’s become apparent that the Prince doesn’t have the funds to drive United forward, meaning a sale is likely to be welcomed.