new record bid from Qataris to buy Manchester United

Leksand extended the winning streak beat AIK

The Qataris, favorites to buy Manchester United, submitted a new offer on the night of March 24-25, reported the Press Association and the Guardian this March 25. The known candidates for the takeover of the club are now three: in addition to the Qatari camp led by Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad al-Thani, president of the Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), the British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, boss of the petrochemical group INEOS, and Finnish businessman Thomas Zilliacus are also in contention in the negotiations. According to the British media, the offers of the Qataris and Jim Ratcliffe would be around 5 billion pounds, or around 5.7 billion euros. A sum synonymous with a world record for a collective sports club, but nevertheless below the 6 billion requested by the Glazer family, the current owner of the club.