Nigerian businessman Dozy Mmobuosi has emphasised that he does not consider the Sheffield United collapsed takeover as a failed bid.
The tech entrepreneur had sought to acquire the Blades earlier this year. Regrettably, the deal did not come to fruition. During an interview on Arise TV, the African businessman mentioned his decision not to comment on the unsuccessful attempt but explicitly stated that the bid should not be deemed a failure.
“I would have loved to avoid this, but let me just be clear to Nigerians and everyone around the world. I don’t see it as a failed bid. I have not responded in many months because that is just the way it should be for now.”
Dozy Mmobuosi joins Henry Mauriss on the list of names who have failed to agree a deal to buy the football club.
Meanwhile, Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah is still looking for the right custodian to sell the club to, but a takeover does not seem imminent at this time.
With the Blades in a precarious position at the bottom of the Premier League, businessmen will be keen to wait on where the club’s immediate future will be. The owner is reportedly asking for £170 million, as per Bloomberg, but if United suffer relegation then that sum will have to be cut considerably.