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Sheffield United takeover update emerges over club future involving Mike Ashley

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Sheffield United could be all change at the top come the summer, with Alan Biggs of The Star reporting that a potential takeover of the club could be on the cards.

The Blades have been all the way back up to the Premier League after an exile in the EFL but dropped back down to the second tier and have struggled to bounce straight back up.

This season though, with Paul Heckingbottom now at the helm, a play-off push looks likely and if they can see out their last few games, then they could be in with a chance of a stint in the top flight again.

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It makes them an attractive proposition for not only potential player signings in the summer but also potential buyers and owners too. They seem to be a team on the up, with the potential there to establish themselves as a top-end Championship side at the very least.

Now, it looks like they could indeed be fighting off interest in a full takeover of the club over the summer. As reported by The Star, there is plenty of interest in a potential takeover of the club and there are numerous parties considering swoops for the Blades.

One of those will be a name familiar to many – Mike Ashley, who has previously been in charge at Newcastle.

His ownership started well enough but the atmosphere became toxic at the Toon and he finally ended a tumultuous rein at the club this season.

Now, he wants to dip his oar back into the world of football ownership and after having a look at Derby, it seems as though he could be having a look at Sheffield United now too.

Whether it ends up being Ashley or not, it does seem as though a change in ownership could be not too far over the horizon.

The Verdict

Sheffield United have once again become a top-end team and one that can dream of breaking into the Premier League and potentially having a prolonged stay there.

The Blades were stuck in the depths of the third tier not too long ago but after some Chris Wilder heroics, they have ended up back in the second tier and then into the top flight. They’ve since fallen away but the signs are there that it wasn’t merely a fluke and can continue, with the side in the play-off places again.

They’re certainly a more attractive proposition for prospective buyers compared to other teams in the division or lower – so it certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see them taken over in the summer.

If they have some investment coming their way, then it could really aid them in kicking on and staying in the top flight a lot longer if and when they get there.


Writer for Football League World.

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