Sheffield United fans remain in limbo when it comes to the proposed takeover of the club by Nigerian businessman Dozy Mmobuosi.
Since initial reports a few months back broke on a potential takeover by Mmobuosi, things have gone eerily quiet in recent weeks. That quietness has come after things appeared to be ramping up, with Mmobuosi appearing on number chat shows and doing high profile magazine interviews.
Anyone with a Twitter account can also see a number of ‘paid promotion’ accounts hyping up Mmobuosi’s takeover.
However, according to a report in The Guardian today, Mmobuosi remains confident of completing his purchase of United. Indeed, the report states that yet more talks have happened this week with Prince Abdullah over the structure of the deal.
Mmobuosi is believed to be staying in London until the takeover is finalised. The EFL recently confirmed more questions needed answering, but Mmobuosi is believed to be sure he’s satisfied such requests.
The Blades take on Tottenham this evening in a mouth-watering FA Cup clash at Bramall Lane. Spurs are expected to go full strength, knowing they have a huge chance of winning the trophy. United, meanwhile, could make changes given the important of the Championship fixture with Blackburn this weekend.
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Everything will probably come out in the end, whether that be a positive or a negative for the Blades.
Clearly, Mmobuosi retains a high confidence in his business practices and the way he’s going to finance the move to take control at Bramall Lane. It does seem a question of when and not if, although the EFL are being stringent in their investigations.
Paul Heckingbottom needs things sorted ASAP, of course. Contracts need resolving and Heckingbottom needs clear lines of sight going into next year.
With a bit of luck, Dozy Mmobuosi is what Sheffield United need right now and he can come through all this with flying colours.