It seems that the battle to take over Manchester United, the prestigious English Premier League, is intensifying.
‘AP’ and ‘Reuters’ reported that Ineos, a global chemical company, participated in the bidding, saying, “We want to make an investment to make Manchester United the best club in the world again.”
Ineos said, “We want to return our influence to Manchester United, which has a proud history rooted in the northwest of England. In particular, we will focus on winning the UEFA Champions League.”
Earlier last year, 카지노 when the American conglomerate Malcolm Glazer family announced that they were willing to sell Manchester United, a Qatari consortium was the first to announce that it was planning to take over Manchester United. The Qatari consortium, which is considered the most advanced in the takeover of Manchester United, announced on the 18th that it had submitted a takeover proposal, and a day later, Jim Ratcliffe, a British rich man, jumped into the fight to take over Manchester United.
Ratcliffe is the founder of Ineos, a global chemical company, and is known as a longtime Manchester United fan. Ratcliffe, who is believed to have assets worth 13.6 billion dollars (approximately 17.7 trillion won), acquired Swiss professional football Lausanne Spor in 2017 and then bought a stake in French Ligue 1 Nice through Ineos in 2019. It has been the largest shareholder for the year.
This time, while expressing his intention to participate in the Manchester United takeover match, Ineos is advocating a fan-centered club management policy, unlike the Glazer family, who have been unable to avoid criticism by closing their ears to the voices of the fans.
Meanwhile, while Qatar and Ineos are competing to take over Manchester United, American hedge fund Elliott has also decided to participate in the takeover bid, reported the British media ‘The Times’, citing sources. In addition, it is known that another rich man from the United States and capital from Saudi Arabia are also aiming to take over Man United.
Currently, Manchester United is running third in the Premier League (46 points) this season, following Arsenal (54 points) and Manchester City (52 points). Manchester United’s club value reached 5 billion pounds (approximately 7.6 trillion won) as of August last year announced by Bloomberg News. However, the Glazer family wants at least £6bn (about 9.4 trillion won), showing a difference of opinion with companies wanting to take over.