Manchester United owners, The Glazer family finally place a price tag to sell the club following fans pressure.
Multiple United fans have been protesting since the start of the new season for the American owners to sell the club.
With fans threatening to boycott United league game against Liverpool and not come to watch the match.
In response to the protest, the Glazer family agreed to sell a little share of the club to ease the pressure.
But it seems the American family are now willing to hand over the club fully as they place price tag on the club after 17 year.
The Glazer family acquire Manchester United in 2005 for £790million and are willing to sell for a minimum £3.75billion.
British richest man and United boyhood fan, Sir Jim Ratcliffe recently announce his interest in acquiring the club.
And now some Dubai billionaires are also weighing up a bid to buy the Manchester club.
Dubai are tipped to join the fellow neighbor in acquiring a premier league club as Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia have acquire Manchester City and Newcastle respectively.
According to DailyMail, the range of £3.75bn would be enough to sell United which could take as much as £5bn.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe who already own a French club, OGC Nice is also willing to acquire his childhood club.
The billionaire made his proposal known through his company INEOS, a Lancashire-born chemical bigwig.
“If the club is for sale, Jim is definitely a potential buyer. If something like this was possible, we would be interested in talking with a view to long-term ownership. – Ratcliffe spokesman told The Times.
“This is not about the money that has been spent or not spent. Jim is looking at what can be done now and, knowing how important the club is to the city. It feels like the time is right for a reset.”
Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST) Statement
Manchester United Supporters Trust(MUST) also responded to Sir Jim Ratcliffe bid in buying the club.
“Speculation is mounting about a potential change of ownership or new investors at Manchester United.- MUST said.
“Whilst supporters have called for change, of course, this has to be the right change.
“Any prospective new owner or investor has to be committed to the culture, ethos and best traditions of the club.
“They have to be willing to invest to restore United to former glories, and that investment must be real new money spent on the playing side and the stadium.
“Finally, any new ownership structure must embed supporters, including a degree of fan share ownership, in their operating model.
“These are the criteria supporters will judge any bid on. We are open to dialogue with any bidder, and look forward to any such discussions.”
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