News emerged on Friday night that a Qatari consortium has bid for Manchester United.
Qatari sports journalist Mohammed Saeed Alkaabi hinted during the week that a bid was coming from Qatar, and that is exactly what happened days later as a consortium led by Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani, chairman of Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), announced on Friday that it had submitted its first offer for Manchester United.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe followed suit and went public with his bid last night.
Mohammed Saeed Alkaabi previously suggested that QSI had pulled out of a bid to buy Liverpool because they do not want a minority stake in the club.
Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has also been linked with buying the Merseyside club, but FSG are believed to be finding it a difficult sale since the Glazer family announced their intentions to sell United.
The Qatari journalist has revealed that the bid for Manchester United is about 5 billion and it is for full ownership of the club rather than a minority stake.
Besides this offer, promises of great investments in the club 🔥
— محمد الكعبي (@Qatari) February 17, 2023
This would make Manchester United the most expensive club in Premier League history. A valuation that we don’t think anyone other football club would match in 2023.