Manchester United are going through turbulent days in the midst of the World Cup. Following the Cristiano Ronaldo saga and his Red Devils interview, the Portuguese was sacked earlier this week. But that’s not all, as the club announced on Tuesday that the Glazer family, who have owned the club since 2005, are ready to sell Manchester United.
There seems to be a lot of candidates for the post of head of the club, according to the British press of recent days. So, according to the Daily Star, picked up by other English media, the Apple giant would be interested in buying the club that won two Champions Leagues. The American company could make an offer worth around 6 billion euros, which, if accepted, would be the most expensive acquisition in the football club’s history.
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Apple is one of the most famous multinational corporations in the world. Founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, the company has an annual turnover of almost 380 billion euros. Also, according to the Daily Star, Tim Cook, the current head of the electronics company, is “exploring the possibilities that the Manchester United acquisition could offer.”
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But Apple will not be alone in the race to buy the English club. According to several English newspapers, including the Sun, Telegraph and Financial Times, a consortium led by businessman Jim Ratcliffe may also have invested in the Mancunian club. Ratcliffe is the boss of INEOS, a chemicals company that already owns OGC Nice and Lausanne.
The businessman, considered Britain’s richest man, is also cited as the frontrunner in last summer’s takeover of Chelsea from Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. But in the end, the London club was taken over by American Tedd Pain.
Ratcliffe recently confirmed he has set his sights on Manchester United: “If the club were up for sale in the summer, yes, we would probably take the risk after what happened with Chelsea, but we can’t stay there. wait forever for Manchester United to be available. I met Joel and Avram, they are nice people. They are real gentlemen, and they don’t want to sell, ”he admitted a few months ago.
Obviously, Ratcliffe still hasn’t given up on the idea of investing in an English club, and to give more weight to his project, he would have tied up a former Man U legend, one David Beckham, who also became a business man. and owners of Inter Miami in MLS.
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Along with these two specific leads, Elon Musk, the quirky new boss of Twitter, also showed interest. He tweeted last summer that he would buy the club. His tweet quickly surpassed 800,000 likes on social media, making it a bombshell. It remains to be seen if the American billionaire will return to exercise in the coming days.