The football club of Almeria has been sold to the businessman Saudi Turki Al-Sheikh in an operation that has closed at about 20 million euros. The Saudi businessman has gone to a notary in Almeria to formalize the purchase, the new owner of the Almeria entity is a Saudi billionaire, which has been made with the shareholding package of Alfonso García Gabarrón. The businessman from Murcia, who came to the presidency of Almeria in July 2003, leaves the Andalusian club after 16 years of office. At 37, Turki Al-Sheikh has extensive experience in the world of football. He was Minister of Sports of Saudi Arabia and is president of the Islamic Federation of Solidarity Sports. In addition, he also owns the Egyptian Pyramids. Turki Al-Sheikh arrives with a team formed by Mohamed El Assy, as General Director. Darío Drudi could also arrive, who would be on the sports pitch, while on the bench would sit the Portuguese Pedro Emanuel, who was second coach of Villas-Boas in Porto. They are some of the possible names that would make up the new organization chart.
The former president of Almeria, Alfonso García Gabarrón, spoke about the sale of the club when leaving the notary where both parties signed the agreement: I have always wanted the best for the club. I have done everything I could. It was the opportunity I was waiting for. In recent years, many people have been interested in Almeria, but none like Turki Al-Sheikh. He is a person who likes football and that is very important. The team will be in good hands.