Prince Abdullah defends Sheffield United takeover

4 February 2020

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Photo: PA Images Prince Abdullah, the now sole owner of the club, has said he did not want to cheat his former business partner, Kevin McCabe.

In an interview with the Guardian, the now sole owner of the club said he did not want to cheat his former business partner, Kevin McCabe.

McCabe's involvement with the club ended in September last year when he was forced by a High Court ruling to sell his stake to Abdullah, then a co-owner.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Following last year's High Court ruling which forced Kevin McCabe to sell his stake in Sheffield United to Prince Abdullah, the now sole owner of the club has defended his position in the lengthy affair.

It had been agreed in their joint ownership of the club to include a mechanism which would end their co-ownership should they no longer want to continue the arrangement. McCabe pulled the trigger on the deal in December 2017, requiring Abdullah to either sell his half of the shares for £5 million or buy out McCabe for the same amount. 

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