Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani is reportedly unwilling to overpay for Manchester United.
According to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol, Qatari investors will “walk away” from their pursuit of buying the club if the price does not suit them. Sheikh Jassim will pay a “fair price” but will not “be held to ransom”.
Qataris will walk away from their bid to buy Manchester United if the price is not right. Sheikh Jassim ready to buy fair price but he will not be held to ransom. General acceptance that whoever buys United will have to overpay but that doesn't mean Sheikh Jassim will be reckless
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) March 9, 2023
A recent report by The Athletic confirmed that the Qatar-based investor has tabled the highest offer of around £4.5 billion, whilst Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s is believed to be in the region of £4.3 billion, though the Englishman’s is not a debt-free proposal.
Glazers unwilling to sell
However, the Glazer family have set their valuation of United at around £6 billion, meaning they are reluctant to oversee a full sale with the currently proposed bids.
Speculation circulated yesterday suggesting the Glazers were considering taking the club off of the market and performing a complete u-turn in their stance. If this was to happen, it would be met with outrage and protests from supporters, who have advocated for a full sale for over 10 years.
The greed of the Glazers they hae raped Utd to a stag where what they want for the club will be what a new owner will have to spend on the club
Please Sheikh don’t walk away from this deal you are our best hope you know that if the Glaziers stay they are going to bleed this club dry just like they have for 17 years you have offered 4.5 billion I think if you offer 5 billion they will take it plus you will make so much money with this club