Britain’s richest man ‘made enquiries’ over big-money Man Utd takeover

Date published: Wednesday 26th June 2019 10:20

Britain’s richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, reportedly enquired about the idea of taking over from the Glazers at Manchester United.

Back in February, Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman was forced to deny reports that he intends to buy United.

A number of papers all carried stories suggesting United were the subject of a takeover bid claiming they had ‘received a whopping £3.8billion takeover bid’ from the Saudi moneyman.

However among those reports were suggestions that United’s American owners, the Glazer family, have no intention of selling the club they bought for £790million almost 14 years ago.

According to Utdreport, the Red Devils had another potential buyer, as Ratcliffe also approached the Glazers and expressed an interest in buying the club.

The ‘petrochemicals tycoon’, who currently resides in Monaco and is the CEO of London-based chemicals company Ineos, is reportedly Britain’s richest man.

However, Ratcliffe apparently did ‘not see any value in the deal offered by the American family’ and subsequently walked away from negotiations before they got serious.

Ratcliffe bought FC Lausanne-Sport of Switzerland two years ago, and is a Chelsea season ticket holder despite being a United fan growing up.

 

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