Candidates for Manchester United and those close to the process fear the fact that the Red Devils will not be able to compete with Qatari investors.
According to The Times, Qatar are considered to be tough to beat as they are very well-funded and have a strong desire from the country for United to be their first British acquisition.
The Times adds that Qatar’s interest in the 20-time British champion is also fueled by their desire to build a five-star hotel in Manchester.
“After all, Manchester is a destination their airline already serves, and there is still talk about ambitious plans they may have for Old Trafford and the surrounding area. are also recognizing the need for five-star hotels.”
One of the issues identified is the conflict of interest created by QSI’s ownership of PSG. This is something powerful individuals believe can be mitigated by assembling costly lawyers.
“There is a view that UEFA rules should not be too difficult for some equally costly lawyers to navigate. It informally claims that it is possible to identify
“UEFA insiders have suggested that it will only be an issue that needs to be considered if United return to the Champions League.
Qatari investors have enjoyed a fruitful and prosperous relationship with UEFA after Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s involvement in the failure of the European Super League. On Tuesday night, in his PSG matchup against Bayern Munich, UEFA president Alexander Ceferin was the guest of France’s Al Helleifi.
The Times reports that a major US player will be interested in United before the Glazers’ Friday deadline passes. To do.
Miguel Delaney has been contacted by the Glazers about Qatar’s possible purchase of the club at the turn of the year, while Jim Ratcliffe enjoys home support, Oldham boy and British businessman It is important to point out that
“his [Ratcliffe] Valuations are significantly lower than Glazers. But his bid will include an element of government support given that it represents British money returning to the British economy for his one of the most famous cultural institutions. ”
There are concerns that the Glazers are on a ‘fishing expedition’ and have no intention of actually handing the reins at Old Trafford.
Delaney details that Joel and Avram Glazer themselves could be potential buyers of the club. Two brothers may seek Apollo’s assistance and buy out the remaining brothers.
The unrest and internal politics of the Glazer family have been likened to that of The Succession, a popular TV show based on a billionaire media mogul trying to hand over his business empire to power-hungry warring children. .
While the remaining Glazer brothers want a full sale of United, Joel and Avram are leaning toward a partial sale and minority stake investment that would allow them to retain control.
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