Although over the last couple of weeks, Ineos Group seems to be more likely to take over Manchester United, the Qatari investment group led by Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani is not yet keen on giving up. They did make a proposal recently that summed up shortly over £5 billion, but it is still below the valuations set by the Glazers.
Sheikh Jassim wants Kingsley Coman, Eduardo Camavinga and Kylian Mbappe if he takes over Manchester United, reports SportBild journalist Christian Falk. The Qatar Islamic Bank chairman tabled an offer to buy the Red Devils last week. He wants to buy 100% of Man United and has pledged substantial additional funding.
Although United already have plenty of good options on the wings, it is evident that players like Coman can make a huge difference to the side. Mbappe has been linked with United for a while now and if they get heavy investors, it could make a huge difference.
Ever since the Glazers family announced that Manchester United is on sale, billionaires across the world have been weighing up their potential to check if they can throw in a towel on this. One of the most commercially successful sports clubs in the world, Manchester United, despite incurring major debts over the years, remains a very lucrative proposition for many investors.
That has been evident with the interest that has been shown over the period of time. It was briefly mentioned that even tech giants Apple are in contention, but before that could pick up pace, they pulled out. A bunch of American capital investors, alongside British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe have been showcasing their interest heavily in this deal ever since.
However, the ones in pole position as it stands are the Qatar investors and Ineos Group led by Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe. While there are plenty of concerned outlets across the world who do not wish to see a country with Qatar’s human rights record take up a global franchise like Manchester United, the money they’re willing to invest for this deal keeps them firmly in the driver’s seat as it stands.
Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the former Prime Minister of Qatar, has been given the greenlight to proceed to the second round of bidding to complete the purchase of the 20-time English champions. He will be given a tough fight by Jim Ratcliffe, who isn’t financially as strong as his Qatari competitors, but his nationality really plays a big role in keeping him one of the favourites. Stay updated on Football news with Nextbet.