Manchester United: Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe is interested in buying a stake in the Premier League club |  football news

Manchester United: Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe is interested in buying a stake in the Premier League club | football news

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is interested in buying Manchester United if the club is for sale.

a source said Sky sports news that Ratcliffe is serious about buying United and that former players would be involved, along with Sir Dave Brailsford.

United have refused to comment on rumors and speculation.

Ratcliffe, Britain’s richest man, is the chief executive of Ineos Group Ltd and owns the Ineos Grenadiers cycling team, Nice in Ligue 1, which he took over in 2019, and FC Lausanne-Sport, a Swiss Super League club.

The 69-year-old, who is a Manchester United supporter, made a last-minute £4.25bn bid to buy Chelsea this summer, but his offer was rejected when American businessman Todd Boehly successfully took over the club. .

Former British Cycling performance director Brailsford is the general manager of Ineos Grenadiers.

Ratcliffe’s spokesman said The times: “If the club is for sale, Jim is definitely a potential buyer.

“If something like that were possible, we would be interested in talking with a view to long-term ownership.

“It’s not about money spent or not spent. Jim is looking at what can be done now and knowing how important the club is to the city, it seems like the right time for a restart.”

Glazer family ‘considers selling minority stake’

Former Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward helped facilitate the process of Glazers' acquisition of Manchester United in 2005.
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Former Executive Vice President Ed Woodward helped facilitate the Glazer’s acquisition of Manchester United in 2005.

Ratcliffe’s interest follows a report that the Glazer family is considering selling a minority stake in Manchester United, according to Bloomberg.

Preliminary talks have been held about bringing in a new investor, Bloomberg reports. United is not commenting on the report.

The Glazers have owned Manchester United since 2005.

‘It’s about attracting an investor’

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The Glazer family is considering selling a minority stake in Manchester United, according to Bloomberg.

Sky Sports chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol:

“The Glazer family does not want to sell Manchester United, according to Bloombergbut only bring more investment to the club.

“The New York Stock Exchange reacted to that news with United shares rising four percent this morning and, according to Bloomberg, any potential deal could see Manchester United valued at up to £5bn. United is not commenting on these reports at all.

“If we are talking about attracting investment to a club like Manchester United, there are a lot of people who want to invest in Premier League clubs at the moment. We saw when Chelsea was put up for sale, the New York Investment Bank, which was marketing the sale, was contacted by more than 100 parties.

“There is a lot of interest, especially in the US, in investing in Premier League clubs. Why do they want to do that? They think they can get a good deal at the moment and that the value of Premier League clubs Will increase”. boom in the next couple of years because they believe there will be a lot more interest in streaming and that they can make money off of the fans that these Premier League clubs have all over the world.

“As far as the Glazer family is concerned, they previously sold a minority stake in United because they launched the club on the New York Stock Exchange, selling 10 percent of their shares. They sold that stake to shareholders, this time it’s about to attract an investor.

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