After failing to complete a takeover at Newcastle United last year, it’s emerged this morning that Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan and the ‘Bin Zayed Group‘ are now back – and looking to buy Derby County.
This comes from Matt Slater’s big ‘exclusive’ for The Athletic, reporting that Sheikh Khaled – a senior member of the Abu Dhabi royal family – is interested in buying the Championship club.
As we know, the BZG were at one stage closing in one a £350m takeover at St James’ Park last summer – only for the deal to ultimately collapse.
Here’s a snippet from The Athletic’s latest piece on a potential Abu Dhabi-based takeover at Derby:
A senior member of the Abu Dhabi royal family who recently failed with high-profile bids for Liverpool and Newcastle United is interested in a Derby County takeover, Matt Slater can reveal.
Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan, 62, is the cousin of Manchester City’s owner Sheikh Mansour and owns the Bin Zayed Group, a Dubai-based conglomerate.
Current owner Mel Morris bought Derby in 2015 but The Athletic understands he has been trying to sell at least a significant chunk of the club since last season.
Now, who’s going to WhatsApp Midhat to find out what’s going on?