Manchester United ownership saga has dragged on for far too long but the good news is that even with Glazers, the Red Devils are willing to spend big.
As per today’s version of El Pais (news image provided below), Qatari billionaire, Sheikh Jassim, was willing to pay 6 billion euros for the club but the current owners raised the price to 7 billion euros.
The Spanish news source have mentioned the Glazers have told the Qataris they are ready to bid 500 million euros (£435m) on new signings.
A member of Sheikh Jassim’s team stated:
“United gave us the list of players they wanted to sign and after an hour of analysis we did not object.”
It is reported that Harry Kane, Frenkie de Jong, Kim Min-Jae, Ronald Araujo and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia are the main transfer targets at Old Trafford.
El Pais claim Man Utd offer £87m (100 million euros) to sign Min-Jae from Italian champions, Napoli, and have already made the above mentioned players aware of their interest.
As per reports in Italy (Corriere dello Sport), Kim’s current deal has a release clause of around 60 million euros but it is only valid for the first 15 days of July.
So, ideally, Man Utd should meet the release clause instead of offering £87m for the South Korean central defender.
Dutch manager, Erik ten Hag must only focus on Champions League qualification at the moment. We will not be able to attract the best of talents without CL football and some may even opt to reject us because of the current ownership scenario.
For the latest updates on the ownership saga, watch this space.