Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s proposed deal to buy a 25% stake at Manchester United was scheduled to be announced during the international break, but a setback could mean the Ineos founder will have to wait until next week.
This could make for fears over planning for the January transfer window, if this setback is met by further setbacks, as Ratcliffe awaits approval from the Premier League for his bid to become a minority shareholder at his boyhood club.
The Telegraph claims frustrations have grown at the delay, with fears that the club’s January transfer plans could be binned because it’s not like fans are expecting the Glazer family to invest anytime soon.
It is stated that Ratcliffe hoped to have secured his deal by now, but there are no guarantees it will be sealed before the end of the international break.
A deal will see Ineos take control of United’s sporting operations.
Fans will hope that Ratcliffe means the beginning of the end for the Glazer family at United.
However, Ratcliffe may have to wait until after United take on Everton at Goodison Park before he can get to work at Old Trafford.
Premier League ratification could take a further six to eight weeks which explains why there are fears over the transfer market.
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