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Sheffield United promotion further puts takeover plans in doubt

Sheffield United are back in the Premier League after two years away following Wednesday’s 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

The Blades have been brilliant all season and deserve plenty of credit.

Manager Paul Heckingbottom will be keen to get them firing on all cylinders next term, but they need to hit the ground running for it to happen.

However, issues surrounding their takeover could affect them going forward.

Nigerian billionaire Dozy Mmobuosi has been linked with buying the Bramall Lane club, but talks have gone sour recently.

According to the Daily Mail, he has helped United with close to £9 million to meet their financial targets.

However, Mmobuosi’s relationship with the Blades owner Abdullah bin Musaid Al Saud has broken down.

The takeover has been delayed as a result, and Prince Abdullah is open to listening to alternative offers for the club.

Mmobuosi had agreed to buy United for £115m, but it appears the owner wants more money.

Premier League promotion has seen the club’s value soar, and there will be prospective buyers awaiting.

It is unknown whether the Nigerian has signed any deal with Prince Abdullah, but he could take legal actions to recoup his money.

He has met English Football League bosses and appeared to have received the green light having taken those financial commitments.

A protracted dispute in court could prevent fresh takeover talks, and the club need to quickly sort things out.

They need to be ready when action resumes next season, and the ongoing tussle could hamper that.

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