Sheffield United owner Abdullah Bin Mossad has weighed in with his thoughts on of our failed takeover.
He is understood to have a good relationship with the Saudi royal family – having worked for them for over two years – and suggests there is a ‘little chance’ it could be resurrected, but insists that he is only ‘speculating’ on a potential U-turn between the PIF and Premier League.
Here’s what he had to say to talkSPORT about the current situation:
“I’m not involved with the government anymore. I only work for them for two and a half years.
“From what I’ve heard the odds are it will not happen
“I think maybe there is a little chance, but I’m not involved – I’m only speculating
“We had a successful experience with Sheffield United, I hope that will open the door for my investors from our area to come and invest in football in England.”
“Because for me I really think it’s the best place to invest and enjoy football.”
It feels as though the likelihood of a Saudi takeover is at an all-time low at the moment, and someone like Bin Mossad claiming that ‘it will not happen’ is pretty damning – as is the silence from the buying side after Richard Masters said the ‘door was still open’ over a potential deal.
Despite his relationship with the Royal Family (having worked with then for two-and-a-half years), it does seem as though he is only postulating about the situation and giving his opinion as an outsider lookng in.
Let’s hope we get some actual communication on the status of any takeover bid soon from either Staveley, the Reuben brothers or a representative of the PIF – instead of being left to guess ourselves.