Premier League new-boys Sheffield United are trouble after it was revealed that the club enjoyed a £3m loan from Osama bin Laden’s family.
According to sportbible.com citing Daily Telegraph, Sheffield United’s co-owners Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ad bin Abdul Aziz, who doubles as a member of the Saudi Arabia royal family, are now before a High Court judge hearing the power struggle case involving the two football chiefs.
Additional reports claim that during the fourth day of the hearings, it was disclosed that Sheffield United were handed a £3m loan from ‘Project Delta,’ which was traced to the al-Qaeda founder and former leader’s family.
Barrister Andreas Gledhill QC, who is representing Abdullah’s legal team, insists McCabe knows the source of the club funding.
In addition, Sheffield Star reported that Gledhill revealed McCabe “knew the money had come from another source, namely a member of the bin Laden family.”
Interestingly, the two Sheffield United owner, who has 50 per cent stake each the club.
The 71-year-old McCabe and 54-year-old Abdullah, 54 met in 2013, with the former seeking for a person with fund to invest into the club.
However, Abdullah agreed in principle to invest about £10m into the club, but his business relationship with McCabe kicked-off in 2017.
The court trial continue in the coming weeks. In 2011, the United States Navy SEALs killed bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan during an operation.