Manchester United have started talks with Qatari investors about a takeover of the club.
The British ‘Daily Mail’ said on the 9th (Korean time), “A private equity fund wants to take over a huge club in the English Premier League (EPL). The deadline set by the US investment bank ‘Lane’ is Friday. The Glazer family is 6 billion pounds (KRW 9.1448 trillion), but investors think £4.1 billion (KRW 6.2489 trillion) to £4.5 billion (approximately KRW 6.8595 trillion) is realistic.”
Glazer’s owner put Manchester United on the market for sale in November last year. Investors in Qatar began to take an interest in acquiring Manchester United in earnest after the World Cup. Investors emphasized that it is a different group from Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), which owns Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). The acquisition amount also comes from private funds, not sovereign wealth funds. The European Football Federation (UEFA) prohibits two clubs with the same owner from participating in the same competition. PSG and Manchester United are both teams that can participate in the Champions League. 온라인바카라
However, if the disagreement over the acquisition amount is not narrowed, it may lead to a partial acquisition rather than a complete acquisition. The Glazers are said to retain a portion of the stake unless they receive an outright sale offer.
Big changes are expected if the takeover of Manchester United takes place. A major investment is needed for the reconstruction of Old Trafford and the squad. The reconstruction alone is expected to cost around £2 billion.