Sheffield United issue statement regarding Prince Abdullah's ownership

SHEFFIELD UNITED have issued a statement regarding the ownership of Prince Abdullah.

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It arrives after a brief statement on Companies House on Thursday morning, which stated: "Sheffield United Football Club Ltd: Cessation of Abdullah Bin Mosa'ad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as a person with significant control on 18 October 2019."

The Prince was given sole control of the club in October last year after winning a High Court battle against Kevin McCabe. McCabe was forced to sell his 50 percent stake to his former co-owner for £5m.

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A Blades statement on Thursday afternoon read: “Sheffield United has received a number of questions in relation to filings with Companies House that were made today (Thursday 21st May 2020) by the Club and its direct parent company, Blades Leisure Limited.

“The Club confirms that there has been no change in ownership of the shares in either The Sheffield United Football Club Limited or Blades Leisure Limited. The filings at Companies House were made to allow Companies House to accurately reflect that ownership on the public record and not to disclose any change.

“Accordingly, H.R.H. Prince Abdullah bin Mosa'ad bin Abdulaziz Al Sa'ud remains the ultimate owner and controller of Blades Leisure Limited and its subsidiary, The Sheffield United Football Club Limited.

“The Club expects that the public record will be updated by Companies House to reflect the filings referred to above in the coming days."