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Sheffield United Received A £3m Loan From The Family Of Osama Bin Laden

Adnan Riaz

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Sheffield United Received A £3m Loan From The Family Of Osama Bin Laden

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Sheffield United are in hot water after it has emerged that the club received a £3m loan from the family of Osama bin Laden.

According to the Daily Telegraph, a High Court judge is looking into a power struggle over the football club between co-owners Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah bin Musa'ad bin Abdul Aziz, who is a member of the Saudi Arabia royal family.

It has been reported that on the fourth day of the hearings that the Blades received a £3m loan from 'Project Delta,' which can be traced back to the al-Qaeda founder and former leader's family.

Barrister Andreas Gledhill QC, who is representing Abdullah's team, has said that McCabe was aware of where the funding had come from.

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In fact, the Sheffield Star has reported that Gledhill said McCabe 'knew the money had come from another source, namely a member of the bin Laden family.'

The Sheffield United owners each own a 50 per cent stake in the club.

McCabe, 71, met Abdullah, 54, back in 2013 when the former was looking for someone to invest into the club.

Abdullah agreed to invest £10m into the club, although his relationship with McCabe began to unravel in 2017.

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Credit: PA

The trial is expected to continue over the next few weeks.

The United States Navy SEALs killed bin Laden back in 2011 during an operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Topics: Football News, Football, Sheffield United

Adnan Riaz
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