Manchester United have been dealt a serious transfer blow following the drama that has unfurl around the takeover process, MySportDab reports.
Ineos billionaire and petrochemical guru, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, is now closing in on acquiring 25% of Manchester United and controlling all sporting/ football operations.
He is expected to pay between £1.3bn to £1.5bn with Man United board set to ratify the bid in board meeting in a matter of days.
Now, according to reports reaching us from. BILD, Manchester United have suffered a transfer blow with Sir Jim Ratcliffe on course to seal a deal to buy stake at Manchester United instead of his rival Sheikh Jassim.
Recall Sheikh Jassim was a leading contender to take over Manchester United and his bid seemed more popular with Man United fans as he wanted a 100% ownership that will put an end to the Glazers’ ownership of the club.
Also part of Shiekh Jassim’s offer included a fully cashed bid, humongous amount set aside for Man United infrastructural revamp, and clearing off all debts.
After nine months of talks and negotiations, Sheikh Jassim finally withdrew from the race due the Glazers’ overbloated £6bn valuation of the club.
According to BILD, Sheikh Jassim included as part of to plans to make a transfer swoop for three top footballers should he emerge as the new Manchester United owner.
The Qatari investors wanted Kylian Mbappe and were ready to make a move for the player if they take over Manchester United.
Another two French players – Kingsley Coman of Bayern Munich and Eduardo Camavinga of Real Madrid – were also on the list.
Now, with Sheikh off the picture in the takeover process, Erik ten Hag will certainly miss out on such transfer reinforcements that would have added enough depth to Manchester United as per the BILD.