Sir Jim Ratcliffe: Manchester United has been in news after the sale after Glazer put the club for sale. Sir Jim Ratcliffe was one of the first people who showed interest in buying the club. Despite much interest from other sides coming, Ratcliffe is one of the favourites to take over the club.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set to lodge a takeover bid to acquire Manchester United. But he will have to face massive competition to buy English Premier League‘s most successful club.
But the British billionaire rejected to make a bid to buy Liverpool a month early. He was offered the chance to take over Liverpool. Ratcliffe is the current owner of Ligue 1 side Nice. Despite having a disappointing start, he has little interest to leave the Ligue 1 side for Liverpool.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Interest in Manchester United Takeover
Nice has just secured five wins in their opening 15 games. The fans were optimistic about this season after acquiring several Premier League players. Nicolas Pepe, Ross Barkley, and Aaron Ramsey are among those new additions.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe showed plenty of ambition to improve the French club. But he is now keen on buying United as well. The billionaire has a special bond with the Red Devils. He is a boyhood fan of Manchester United and grew up in Oldham, north of Manchester. He is now keen on buying his boyhood club, Manchester United, as the Glazers looking to sell the Club.
As per reports from the Independent, Sir Jim Ratcliffe believes that this is a “too tempting and unique” opportunity to not engage in the process. The British billionaire also showed a keen interest to purchase Chelsea.
Interest From Apple and David Beckham
Reports are coming that technology giant Apple will also join in the bidding year. Apple is the largest tech company in the world with an annual revenue of almost £400 billion. But Apple has not purchased any football team as big as Manchester United.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is open to exploring the opportunities of taking over United. He is going to do business with The Raine Group on the possible takeover.
Apple looks like a serious contender to own the Red Devils after the Glazers announced their decision of selling the club. Zara founder Amancio Ortega has expressed an interest to make a bid for the club.
Many fans and experts are believing that Glazers are influenced by FSG’s recent decision of selling Liverpool. FSG has been under pressure from the fans due to their reluctance to break Liverpool’s wage structure.
Whereas Manchester United owners faced backlash from the fans due to wrong sporting choices and the rotting Old Trafford Stadium.