Report: Sheffield United co-chairman in talks to invest in Belgian second tier side

A general view of Bramall Lane prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Sheffield United and Northampton Town at Bramall Lane on December 31, 2016 in Sheffield, England.

Prince Abdullah Bin Musa'ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud acquired a 50 per cent stake in Sheffield United four years ago.

A general view of Bramall Lane prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Sheffield United and Northampton Town at Bramall Lane on December 31, 2016 in Sheffield, England.

The Sheffield United co-chairman, Prince Abdullah Bin Musa'ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is in talks to invest in Belgian second tier side, Beerschot Wilrijk, according to HLN.

The report claims sources close to the Antwerp based club say they are close to agreeing a deal with the Saudi prince, who acquired a 50 per cent stake in Sheffield United four years ago.

But positively, for those of a Blades persuasion, it adds that Prince Abdullah does not have any immediate ambition to become Beerschot Wilrijk's sole owner.

Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Norwich City at Bramall Lane on September 16, 2017 in Sheffield,...

The 52-year-old recently pledged to back Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, in January, with the newly promoted side already in firm contention to return to the Premier League.

Interestingly, Kevin McCabe, Prince Abdullah's other half at Bramall Lane, already has business interests in Belgium.

Nigel Pearson (L) watches from the stands during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on January 15, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Another Belgian second tier side, OH Leuven, were recently taken over by the owners of Leicester City, King Power International Group, who subsequently appointed Nigel Pearson, a former player at United's rivals Sheffield Wednesday, as manager.

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