Almeria set for Saudi Arabian takeover

Spanish second tier club Almeria are set to be bought by Saudi Arabian businessman Turki Al-Sheikh, according to a report in Marca.

The report claims that current owner Alfonso Garcia is now ready to sell the club and the Saudi is now in the Andalusian city to complete the deal.

Al-Sheikh is a Saudi investor who has been around the world of football for several years, and the transaction to buy the second tier club is set to go through for €20m.

A former Minister for Sport in Saudi Arabia, Al-Sheikh would become the club’s largest shareholder with the current negation process claimed to be ‘very advanced’.

Alfonso Garcia has been at the head of the club for the last 16 years and despite the club spending six seasons in La Liga since 2007, they have struggled in the second tier since their 2015 relegation.