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Prince Abdullah outlines new Blades vision

17th September 2019, 17:17 by Aidan Perkins

After winning his ownership scrap, Prince Abdullah says he will support Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder in the next transfer window with "anything he needs".

On Monday, a bitter 18-month battle for the ownership of the Blades ended after a High Court judge ruled Kevin McCabe must sell his share of the club to his co-owner – who bought 50 per cent in 2013 – for £5million.

Sheffield United’s owner Prince Abdullah will now focus on the future and try to help his manager, who has won two promotions at Bramall Lane, keep the club in the top flight this term.

The new sole owner is a big fan of Wilder and says he will provide funds to strengthen the squad again in January, when the transfer window reopens.

“Chris is a great coach and will get better and is getting better,” he told Sky Sports. “In January we will have to look at our position in the table and I will have to talk to Chris and we’ll do anything Chris needs.

“We will do whatever is needed in January, but we will always be cautious and prepared for the future.”

The judge also said Prince Abdullah’s UTB firm will have to buy the club’s property assets, which include Bramall Lane stadium and the Sheffield United hotel, from Sheffield United Ltd.

After winning his fight to be the club’s outright owner, Prince Abdullah not only intends to do all he can to help the team on the pitch but he says he plans to now upgrade Bramall Lane, which he calls the “most prestigious stadium in the world” to “make it better”.

The Prince says he will work on improving aspects like the overall fan experience, the club store and the executive facilities, while he plans to appoint his son-in law as chairman, who is set to live in the Sheffield area and be the public face of his ownership on a daily basis.

The Blades have made a solid start to life back in the top flight, winning one and drawing two of their first five games to sit 15th in the Premier League table.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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