Fabrizio Romano shares update on Sheikh Jassim’s unwavering desire to take over Manchester United

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani is adamant about taking over Manchester United this year.

The Qatar-based billionaire lodged an 11th-hour bid for the club earlier this week after reports that Sir Jim Ratcliffe was leading the race to buy England’s most successful club.

The exact amount of the latest offer is unknown but it is believed to be considerably higher than his third-round bid, however, he still values United lower than Ratcliffe, as per Mail Sport.

Ratcliffe’s promise to keep co-chairmen Joel and Avram Glazer as minority shareholders is what may swing the deal in his favour, with the American brothers seemingly unwilling to say their goodbyes to United just yet. The Englishman would have full control of the club, though.

Either way, recent reports suggest that a sale will not be completed until the end of the season. The Red Devils’ final match of the 2022/2023 campaign is on June 3 – the FA Cup final against Manchester City, so the Glazers are certainly playing a waiting game.

Romano weighs in on takeover saga

Fabrizio Romano weighed in on the topic whilst speaking to GiveMeSport, saying: “On the Qatari side, they still want to try until the end to buy Manchester United. So, I would keep the situation open.

“For sure, the next few days will be crucial to finally resolving this situation. I think this is important for the club to plan for the summer transfer window.”

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  1. If Ratcliffe wins the race , we will go further into debt.
    With qatari’s we will be debt free.
    1 billion owed with loan and transfers unpaid, stadium and training ground, to be updated.
    Then we must bring in lots of top players…It has to be qatari’s…

  2. We don’t want any kind of Glazer’s to stay in our team we want full sale. Glazer’s out …. Qatar’s in

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