Talks between Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al-Thani’s representatives and The Raine Group took place at Old Trafford this afternoon and were described as being “constructive”.
Although Sheikh Jassim’s entourage were present for meetings today, the man himself was not personally in attendance.
‼️ – The Qatari delegation arriving at Carrington. #mufc [@footballdaily] pic.twitter.com/wwuj7FOcXz
— UtdXclusive (@UtdXclusive) March 16, 2023
CBS reporter Ben Jacobs claims the delegation was led by Shazhad Shahbaz, the president of Sheikh Jassim’s Nine Two Foundation, which is fronting his bid to takeover Manchester United. Others present include Fady Bakhos and Yasir Shah.
Jacobs adds that Shahbaz is a highly-respected investment and capital markets banker who has spent more than two decades working at Bank of America.
Fady Bakhos also present. He is a legal, corporate and investment advisor to Sheikh Jassim (second from left in photo above). Sam Powers is also there and is Global Head of Technology, Media and Telecom at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) March 16, 2023
Bakhos acted as Sheikh Jassim’s legal, corporate and investment advisor, while Shah is Managing Director at Bank of America.
Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol adds that negotiations have been “constructive” between the parties.
The Qatari delegation representing Sheikh Jassim have been at Old Trafford for talks regarding the sale of Manchester United and they have been ‘constructive’. 🇶🇦💰
[via @SkyKaveh]. pic.twitter.com/Kx7fE4VKGL
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 16, 2023
Footage courtesy of Sky Sports News
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is expected to arrive at Old Trafford for meetings tomorrow.
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