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Massive 'Sheikh-up' for lowly Getafe

Published 23/04/2011 | 05:00

La Liga is to endure another Sheikh-up as Getafe are to be bought over by the Royal Emirates Group in a deal worth around €90m and will see the name of the club changed to 'Getafe Team Dubai'.

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It's quite a price tag for a team four points off the relegation zone and with the lowest attendances in Spain's top division.

But Dubai officials seem undeterred. "Our vision is to now beat Real Madrid," said Suleiman al Butti, Royal Emirates project manager. They'll have to be in the right division for a start.

Irish Independent

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