Date: 2nd September 2008 at 9:06am
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Manchester City new owners Dhabi United Group (ADUG) expect Premier League clearance so they can buy the club outright, within hours.

Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim the 31-year-old behind the adventure has to wait for the due diligence test, otherwise known as the ‘fit and proper person’ check before the final piece of the jigsaw can be rubber-stamped. Other than that, City fans waking up this morning can think of their beloved club not just as a rich club but as the wealthiest club in the world.


Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim

Talking to the reputable and leading newspaper, Arabian Business, Dr Sulaiman Al Fahim explained that the consortium had dotted the ‘I’s’ and crossed the ‘T’s’, however it was up the EPL’s governing body to sanction the takeover.

‘It is really about formalities. It is more about securing approval from the authorities in England, such as the Premier League.’

‘I don’t foresee any problems with the club itself. I need to check my diary and come over to England as soon as possible so I can meet people from the Premier League.’

‘We are very happy to become the new owners of Manchester City, one of the oldest clubs in England.’