The Glazer family put a for-sale sign on Manchester United months ago. According to Forbes, Tesla boss and multi-billionaire Elon Musk was interested. But the American quickly got competition from the Middle East: Qatar Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani got into poker for the English record champions.
As the Saudi newspaper “Al-Watan” reports, the sale of the England club is fixed: Al Thani takes over. The sheikh, who was heir to the throne of Qatar until 2008, is said to have made an offer of 5.8 billion euros and thus won the contract.
“Al Watan” should be well informed. After all, the newspaper belongs to Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the father of the new Manchester United boss.
The new Manchester United boss probably first caught the eye of football fans around the world at the 2022 World Cup. After the World Cup final, Argentina world champion Emiliano Martinez received the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper of the tournament. Martinez held his trophy in front of his genitals. During the obscene penis celebration, Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani stood embarrassed and watched the scene.
In a statement on the Manchester United offer, the Sheikh said he plans to “return the club to its former glory, both on and off the field”. The Glazer family had rejected the first and second offer, but they have now apparently agreed to the third. US billionaire Malcolm Glazer himself bought shares in Man United in 2003. 20 years later it is over.
Three-time Champions League winner, with 20 Premier League titles still England’s record champion. But the last title was ten years ago. And that despite the gigantic transfer fee of 1.57 billion euros since then.
Now there’s fresh coal again – this time from Qatar.
Just a few days ago, Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag announced: “We have to work with this squad in the summer, but we also have to strengthen it in the transfer window. We want to play for the Premier League title.”
And: “We have to be realistic. It is there what is there. We are still a long way from that, there is still a lot to do. We need better players if we want to play at the top.” It’s possible that the new boss will invest right away. His family’s fortune is said to be around 335 billion US dollars (around 310 billion euros).