Sheffield United takeover edging closer with deposit now paid
Sheffield United Takeover: Journalist drops exciting 'deposit paid' hint
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Sheffield United Takeover: Journalist drops exciting 'deposit paid' hint

Sheffield United are edging closer to a takeover, with Yorkshire Live’s Nathan Hemmingham providing a big update on the situation today.

Hemmingham was the one who broke the news of the takeover in the first place. It’s been claimed talks are at an advanced stage and things have even reached the EFL stage for sign off.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 05: Burnley’s Taylor Harwood-Bellis heads at goal during the Sky Bet Championship between Sheffield United and Burnley at Bramall Lane on November 5, 2022 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

And speaking to fans in his weekly Q&A for Yorkshire Live today, respected local journalist Hemmingham has said he believes a deposit has been paid to the club.

“Progressing well. I understand there has been a deposit paid. This is significant progress because concern started to grow with the Henry Mauriss deal after they failed to meet their takeover deadline. United World are now taking legal action over that,” Hemmingham answered.

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“But the fact money has been put down is a real statement of intent from the prospective owners that they are serious. There are still more obligations to meet and the EFL still have to give it the thumbs up and they will do proper due diligence, but there is more confidence around this one than the last attempt for that reason that they have already overcome a significant hurdle where Mauriss fell down.”

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There is so much to sort out at Sheffield United for the new owners. But if it could be done and in place in time for us to delve into the transfer market in January, that be the dream.

With Reda Khadra being sent back and a couple of injuries still lingering, Paul Heckingbottom needs a new face or two.

United are well in the promotion picture. But now is the time to kick on. And while keeping the likes of Berge and Ndiaye is vital, adding one or two others could also be vital.

This takeover update is promising, though. There’s still no mention of exactly who the new owner will be. But on the whole, things are looking good for United here.

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