If Manchester City is Emirati, neighbors Manchester United could well become Qatar.
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The Glazer family who own the mythical club are looking for new investors and we should probably look on the Persian Gulf side.
Should the Qatari bid go through, there is talk of major investments at Old Trafford stadium and elsewhere in the city of Manchester.
Nothing has been signed yet but talk is already underway about the changes the club would undergo under Qatar’s aegis.
Old Trafford needs a facelift and Carrington Training Center needs a facelift too. And the good news: desert investors are willing to spend big on infrastructure to restore Man U’s image.
The files had to be filed by 10 p.m. last night.
When it comes to investments from Qatar, we are talking about Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who also owns Paris Saint-Germain through Qatar Sports Investments (QSI).
The Glazer family, which began investing in Manchester United in 2003, expects to hit the jackpot with the sale.
Sky News says there is a minimum sum of £5bn ($8.1bn CA) that QSI is unwilling to pay. The club is valued at £2.9 billion (CAD$4.7 billion) by the New York Stock Exchange.
However, the Emir is a Manchester United supporter so nothing is impossible, especially since he has the means to live up to his ambitions.
This offer and another that could come from Saudi Arabia would be the only two that would not rely on credit, which is not negligible.
There are other interested parties in the ranks. In particular, there was talk of Elon Musk, who has already made fun of a takeover of Man U on Twitter, of which he is a supporter.
British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who made his fortune in the petrochemical industry, is also in the running. He is preparing a financing agreement with the help of the American investment companies Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan. Overall, we are talking about three or four offers that had to be submitted on time.
If Qatar won, the QSI group would not own Manchester United. Since UEFA has a multiple ownership policy, ownership would go to investors or investment funds associated with the royal family.
Qatar bought 70% of PSG shares through QSI in 2011 before buying the remaining 30% the following year. Approximately EUR 100 million (CA$143.2 million) was invested in the two transactions. The club is now valued at €2.95 billion (CA$4.2 billion).
success and dissatisfaction
QSI sees a lot for PSG and wants to redevelop the Parc des Princes sector owned by the City of Paris. The negotiations between the two parties are not easy.
With Old Trafford, the Qataris would own their stadium and surrounding land and would be able to ensure its development alongside local elected officials and supporters.
It’s not the first time Qatari investors have been linked with an English club. Your interest in the Premier League is not new. They want to build on the successes of the recent World Cup, which were presented at home.
It should also be noted that even if they are doing well in Ligue 1 with PSG, the Premier League income is three times higher than what we see in France.
IT WILL NOT MARCH
This was discussed earlier this week jess march takes over the reins of Southampton at least until the end of the season, but talks have collapsed and it is not the former Montreal Impact head coach who is set to take charge. Instead, we have entrusted Ruben Selles with the transition period… at least for this weekend’s game against Chelsea. Apparently the negotiations with Marsch failed on Wednesday.
SURVEY OF ARBITRATORS IN SPAIN
Spain’s judiciary is investigating payments allegedly received by former referee committee president José Maria Enriquez Negreira between 2016 and 2018 from FC Barcelona. According to Portal, the payments were made to a company owned by the man over three years. Barça are accused of paying €1.4 million (CAD$2 million) to the company in question between 2016 and 2018.
TOTTENHAM IS NOT FOR SALE
Although Iranian-American billionaire Jahm Najafi is currently in the process of arranging £3.1bn (C$5bn) with MSP Sports Capital to acquire Tottenham Hotspur, the club n is not for sale. For the time being there was no contact between the two parties. The club performed Harry Kane is healthy, benefits from popular facilities and has plots of land around the stadium that can be built on, making it interesting.
THE WALTZ-HESITATION OF LIONEL MESSI
Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and his team-mate Neymar wait before taking a free-kick in a Champions League game earlier this week.
Lionel Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in June and the Argentine’s future is unleashing passions. All the more so as a meeting between his father and the club earlier this week has yielded nothing. Messi doesn’t seem at all about to sign a new deal with his current club. In Spain we see him returning to FC Barcelona while in Argentina it is argued that his future lies in MLS and Inter Miami in particular. It’s an exciting file that we’ll be following.
GAMES TO WATCH
Real Madrid vs Liverpool
Naples v. Moving into Frankfurt
Manchester City v. RB Leipzig
Inter Milan v. Harbor
Second first leg in the round of 16. There are some very interesting clashes here, most notably the one between Madrid and Liverpool which is almost a final ahead of time. We must also be intrigued by Inter Milan vs Porto.