Premier Leauge club Sheffield United says there had been no change to their Saudi ownership despite filings suggesting Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad gave up.
Documents published on the website of Companies House stated that Prince Abdullah had ceased to be a “person with significant control” of Sheffield United Football Club on October 18, 2019.
A February 20 filing had stated that Prince Abdullah gained such control status, also on October 18, 2019.
After the confusion. Sheffield United said in a statement that they had received a number of inquires related to the filings.
“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,” the club said.
“Accordingly, HRH 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.” Sheffield added.
“The Clubs expects that the public record will be updated by Companies House to reflect the filings referred to above in the coming days,” the statement concluded.
A bid by a Saudi Arabian state fund to secure ownership of another Premier League club, Newcastle United, is currently being reviewed.