Currently owner of Sheffield United in the Premier League, Abdullah bin Musa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud also has a 50% share in K Beerschot VA, as well as ownership of Al Hilal United FC and Kerala United FC.
Four clubs isn’t enough for the Saudi prince, however, as the 55-year-old is said to have now turned his attention to La Berrichonne de Châteauroux in France, currently in Ligue 2.
La Nouvelle République have a report claiming his purchase of the club will be one of the points discussed at the team’s general assembly meeting on December 23rd, which is the ‘first step in a purchase that is taking shape’.
There will be a presentation from the Sheffield United owner’s company, United World Group, that will detail his intentions with the French side after ‘he came knocking at their door in autumn’.
Originally turned away, his second approach appears to be better, and it’s likely he ‘would win all the votes’ from those in charge to get approved.
Despite not knowing the amount of the Sheffield United man’s offer, it’s said it’s ‘even bigger than the one from Anton Zingarevich’, with whom La Berrichonne were close to doing a deal.
The Ligue 2 side are impressed with what the prince has done at Bramall Lane, having thrown himself into the world of football in 2010 and never looking back.
La Nouvelle République claim his interest in La Berrichonne is ‘real and concrete’, and if everything gets approved during that general assembly, then the change of ownership could ‘very quickly materialise’.