David Beckham is open to holding talks with potential bidders for Manchester United, according to a report in the Financial Times.
The Glazer family, owners of Manchester United, have put the club up for sale. They issued a statement earlier this week, confirming the club could be sold. In the statement, it said “Manchester United plc announces today that the Company’s Board of Directors is commencing a process to explore strategic alternatives for the club.”
They have appointed Raine Group, which oversaw the sale of another Premier League club Chelsea earlier this year, as their exclusive financial advisor.
A number of individuals and companies have already been linked with a potential bid for Manchester United, and that includes British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
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David Beckham Open to Holding Talks With Potential Man Utd Bidders
According to Financial Times, Beckham, who is a Manchester United legend, is open to holding talks with potential bidders for the Old Trafford outfit.
It is said that prospective buyers of Man Utd could include Beckham as part of a consortium to boost their chances of becoming the chosen bidder.
A person close to Beckham has revealed to Financial Times that several investors have previously approached the Manchester United legend to see if he would back a potential bid to take over the Premier League side.
Who have been linked with a bid for Manchester United?
Daily Star has claimed that US tech giants Apple are interested in buying Manchester United. The Manchester Evening News, meanwhile, claims that Zara founder and Spanish billionaire businessman Amancio Ortega has also registered in buying Manchester United.
Reports have also suggested tech giants Amazon or Facebook could also be interested in buying the iconic Premier League club.
The Telegraph, meanwhile, claims that British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe is planning a bid for Manchester United. He has also previously considered a move to buy the Old Trafford outfit.
Could David Beckham buy Manchester United?
Beckham cannot afford to fund a bid on his own, but he could team up with other investors to launch a move to buy the club he once played for.
Beckham, who rose through Man Utd’s youth ranks, featured for the Red Devils’ senior team between 1992 and 2003. During his time as a player at the Old Trafford outfit, Beckham made 394 appearances for Man Utd and scored 85 goals.