'Game changing'; 'Very worried': Sheffield United fans react to news of potential Blades buy-out

A Sheffield United fans sings during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday at Bramall Lane on January 12, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

Prince Abdullah is looking to acquire a 100 per cent stake in Sheffield United.

A general view of Bramall Lane before the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Brentford at Bramall Lane on August 5, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

Sheffield United fans have delivered a mixed responds to news of a potential buy-out by 50 per cent stake holder, Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

According to a club statement, Prince Abdullah, of the Saudi royal family, has served a notice to exercise his option - which was agreed in August 2013 - to purchase the remaining 50 per cent of Blades Leisure Limited group from Sheffield United Limited, and negotiations between the Prince and Kevin McCabe are said to be ongoing.

Eighth-placed United have exceeded expectation in their first season back in League One, and some Blades fans believe a deal could see Prince Abdullah release extra funds with which to take their club into the Premier League - should they fail to do so this season.

A Sheffield United fans sings during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday at Bramall Lane on January 12, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

On the other hand, however, there are others who feel the loss of McCabe, a local businessman who first acquired a 10 per cent stake in Sheffield United 23 years ago, could have a destabilising effect.

Here's what they are saying on Twitter...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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