After Chelsea this summer, another English football giant could change ownership in the coming months. The British press ensures that the Glazer family is increasingly considering selling Manchester United to a new majority shareholder.
Ratcliffe on the prowl
INEOS CEO Jim Ratcliffe and current owner of OGC Nice, is today the big favorite of the bookmakers in the file of the possible takeover of Manchester United. The British billionaire is a big fan of the Red Devils, which hadn’t stopped him from showing interest in the sale of Chelsea in recent months. The plan would be to quickly enter the capital of the English club as a minority shareholder at first before taking control if the opportunity arises in the future. A strong competitor could nevertheless come to thwart Ratcliffe’s plans since the sovereign fund of Dubai would also be on the spot.
An F1 star in support?
In this XXL project, Jim Ratcliffe could count on a prestigious reinforcement at his side in the person of Lewis Hamilton. “It’s the first time I’ve heard of it. I haven’t had time to chat with Jim (…) I haven’t received a call from him asking me if I wanted to get involved in this project, but I want to get more and more involved in the teams”explained the star of Formula 1 during an interview transcribed by the DailyMail.
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