Manchester United is in tatters. Only three trophies have been won in the past nine years, top player Cristiano Ronaldo is gone, and fans are critical of the current owners, the Glazer family. Despite this, Tim Cook’s Apple company has reportedly been interested in buying Manchester United after it was revealed that the beleaguered Glazers are considering selling the Premier League club after 12 years.
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The owners are open to offers for what could be the most expensive sale to a football club in history, with the current world record being the £4.25 billion paid to Roman Abramovich for Chelsea earlier this year.
However, Apple is not alone in the race, as billionaire and INEOS founder Jim Ratcliffe, one of the richest Britons, is also interested. His net worth is £6.075 billion, slightly less than Abramovich’s, according to The Sunday Times, and he also owns Swiss football club FC Lausanne Sport.
BREAKING: Apple has expressed interest in buying Manchester United! Apple is the world’s largest technology company with annual revenues of approximately £326 billion – and its net worth as of this month is estimated to be £2 trillion. #MUFC [@CrossyDailyStar]
– mufcmpb (mufcMPB) November 24, 2022
Reports indicate that Apple is willing to merge into the club for £5.8 billion. This would be unique for the world’s largest technology company, as the California-based company has never had a sports team.
Avram Glazer, co-owner of Manchester United, speaks out for the first time since announcing the club’s potential for sale… 👀 pic.twitter.com/1LJtQ1dlt4
– Sky Sports Premier League (SkySportsPL) November 24, 2022
However, significant investments must be made in the club. Not only does the selection need to be improved, but the Reds’ front and back, which is the second largest football ground in the UK after Wembley, also need to be replaced. When the acquisition is complete, Apple wants to build an ultra-modern stadium, according to the Daily Star’s “Best in the World.”
Perhaps the richest club on earth
The Glazer family is expected to hold talks with potential buyers in the coming weeks, but if Apple actually takes over, United would once again become the world’s richest club as the tech company’s wealth dwarfs that of Mohammed bin Salman’s Newcastle. Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, superior.
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