Court reveals Osama bin Laden’s family once gave a loan to Sheffield United

Sheffield United back in the Premier League!

Next season Sheffield United will be back in the Premier League.

The Blades were the runners-up in the Championship behind Norwich.

Sheffield United were last in the top flight in 2006-07, and they will surely be keen to face West Ham once again.

 

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The Hammers helped relegate Sheffield United that season in the ‘Carlos Tevez affair’.

West Ham broke Premier League rules by signing and playing Tevez.

However, while the Irons paid the Blades 20 million pounds in compensation, West Ham remained in the top-flight.

Osama bin Laden & Sheffield United

An eye-catching story has been reported in the Sheffield Star on Thursday regarding Osama bin Laden’s family and Sheffield United.

The headline news is that a member of the Bin Laden family once gave a 3 million pound loan to the Blades.

The revelation has come out during a court case between co-owners Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is a Saudi Prince and grandson of King Abdulaziz.

The Sheffield Star have revealed how the Bin Ladens were involved in Bramall Lane.

The issue surrounds a loan relating to a property investment which McCabe argues never had to be paid back. The argument is that the loan was actually a bribe.

During cross-examination about the origin of the loan, Abdullah’s barrister, Andreas Gledhill QC, argued  McCabe “knew the money had come from another source, namely a member of the Bin Laden family.”

The Telegraph add further insight into the loan, the Bin Ladens and Sheffield United.

The court heard of emails in which McCabe’s colleague at a property business Jeremy Tutton mentions that he would hate the headline in the Sheffield Star to be “Blades launder money for extremists”.

Mr Tutton was also added to the board of directors at Sheffield United in 2017.

McCabe dismissed this as “banter”, but Mr Gledhill told the court the email confirms that the co-owner knew where the money was coming from. 

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