And the Qatari sheikh made a record offer to Manchester United – Ratcliffe also before the deadline

And the Qatari sheikh made a record offer to Manchester United – Ratcliffe also before the deadline

Qatari Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani announced a “rational” offer for Manchester United on Friday. According to British media, it amounts to 5 billion pounds.

Manchester United, here by Bruno Fernandes, could become the most expensive sports club ever sold if Qatari Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani’s offer is accepted.

times And daily Mail Claims to know the size of the bid. 5 billion pounds corresponds to NOK 67 billion at today’s exchange rate and would make United the most expensive sports club ever.

The amount is still short of the £6 billion the American Glazer family wanted. They set a deadline for bidding on Friday evening at 11pm NST, and Sky Sports It stated that Sheikh Jassim’s offer was delivered a few minutes before the deadline.

British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos is also in the running to become United’s new owner, and Sky confirms his bid was also made on Friday. According to several media outlets, it will acquire more than 50 percent of the shares in the clubs and offer the Glazer family to keep a 20 percent stake.

The record amount for buying a sports club is $6 billion (equivalent to £4.8 billion). That’s the price agreed upon for the NFL’s Washington Chiefs impending change of ownership.

According to British media, Sheikh Jassim made it clear that he has the means to buy the club and invest in it, by purchasing players, infrastructure and projects in the local environment. One of the reasons the Glazers became so unpopular was that they had put the club into a lot of debt.

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