Sanz denounces Malaga Sheikh

Former Malaga President Fernando Sanz has denounced the club’s owner Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani for cash he claims is outstanding.

The Sanz family sold the Costa del Sol outfit to Al-Thani, a member of the Qatari royal family, in July 2010, but a report in El Desmarque alleges Fernando is still owed €3.5m which was due to be paid on July 27 this year.

Sanz is a former Malaga player who immediately announced his retirement when his father purchased the club, and sources close to him maintain he and his advisers have exhausted all avenues in trying to collect the amount owed.

Having been met with silence, they say they have now decided to take this step in order to safeguard their own interests, although the debt itself does not relate directly to Malaga but to the company through which the Sheikh bought the club.

Curiously enough, Al-Thani is due to attend Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Milan at La Rosaleda after not being seen in Malaga since last season, amid rumours he had put Los Blanquiazules up for sale.

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