Sheikh Jassim submits 11th-hour bid for full takeover of Manchester United amid Ratcliffe speculation

Another extravagant twist in the takeover saga has come this evening, with Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani submitting a fourth bid for Manchester United.

That’s according to Mail Sport, which has confirmed the Qatar-based billionaire is adamant about acquiring majority shares and full ownership of England’s most successful club.

It comes after speculation that Sir Jim Ratcliffe was leading the race to buy out the Glazer family, though the Englishman would allow co-chairmen Joel and Avram to stay with a minority stake for two to four years before they say their final goodbyes to United.

It was that proposal that was deemed to swing the sale in Ratcliffe’s favour, as the brothers are hesitant on cashing out fully at the moment.

Ratcliffe still values United higher

The report adds that Al-Thani’s offer is considerably higher than his first, however, it still values United at a lower price than INEOS and Ratcliffe.

Fans, and likely Erik ten Hag, are still yet to receive any substantial updates on the future of the team, which is sparking concern with the summer transfer window looming.

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