Nigerian technology billionaire, Dozy Mmobuosi is close to finalising a deal to buy English championship club, Sheffield United.
Mmobuosi, whose company, Tingo mobile was last year valued at $7.6 billion (about £6.17 billion), will be subject to the EFL’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test, but so far no problems have arisen.
The Blades are pushing hard for promotion to the Premier League — they are 12 points clear of third-placed Middlesbrough, with a game in hand — so the takeover is considered essential.
At a time when Prince Abdullah, the club’s present Saudi owner, is close to selling the club, Sheffield United have suddenly run into financial difficulties which have led to a transfer embargo that, unless they secure promotion, prevents them from buying a player for the next 18 months.
The Blades coach, Paul Heckingbottom speaking on Thursday afternoon on reports of the takeover said ; “It’s not for me to talk about and I don’t know anything.
“I haven’t got a clue who he is, she is, and I don’t want to know. If people thought I should be involved in it, I would. My focus is the players and the staff here and trying to get results.” He concluded.