Potential Sheffield United owner 'to attend' their match with Reading

Potential Sheffield United owner Dozy Mmobuosi ‘to attend’ the promotion chasers’ match at Reading, with Nigerian businessman claimed to have held ‘constructive talks’ in his takeover bid

  • Dozy Mmobuosi is hoping to take over the ownership of Sheffield United
  • The Nigerian businessman will reportedly watch the Blades clash with Reading
  • Mmobuosi has reportedly provided evidence to the EFL to support his takeover

Sheffield United’s proposed new owner Dozy Mmobuosi will reportedly be in attendance as the club seek to continue their promotion push against Reading.

A report in The Star said Mmobuosi will attend the away match at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Tuesday.

The Nigerian is claimed to have business interests in Berkshire and owns a house in London.

Mmobuosi, who has been described as a billionaire, reportedly agreed a £90million takeover last month.

Prince Abdullah, the club’s Saudi owner, is looking to sell the club after a decade involved.

Sheffield United’s potential new owner Dozy Mmobuosi (c) will watch their match at Reading

Mmobuosi’s reported £90m takeover of the club could rescue them from dire financial straits

He became co-owner in 2013 and took sole ownership six years later after winning a High Court battle with former co-owner Kevin McCabe.

The EFL warned last month it would not approve the takeover unless further details were provided by Mmobuosi, stating it had ‘previously raised a number of additional queries with the proposed purchaser and the club.’

Mmobuosi is now reported to have provided further details over the business model, should his takeover be approved.

He has been claimed to provided evidence to the EFL over County Court Judgements relating to rent owed on several properties in Hertfordshire, which have reportedly been settled.

Mmobuosi is required to pass the EFL’s owners and directors’ test if he is to complete the takeover.

Mmobuosi recently said he was ‘very certain it’s going to be done’. 

The businessman is the founder and group chief executive officer of IT service management company Tingo Inc, the parent company of Tingo Mobile.

The company’s stock value was reported to have plummeted from $8.3billion in February 2021 to $430million – a drop of 94 per cent in a year.

Paul Heckingbottom’s side could strengthen their promotion push with victory at Reading

Sheffield United are currently second in the Championship, with Paul Heckingbottom’s side four points above the play-off places.

The trip to Reading represents the Blades game in hand on their nearest rivals, with a victory taking the team seven points clear of third placed Middlesbrough. 

The Blades promotion push continues despite the club being placed under a transfer embargo by the EFL after defaulting on a payment to another club.

Sportsmail understands Mmobuosi provided a cash injection in excess of £10million, paid in instalments to cover running costs – including player wages.

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