The English billionaire who is an official candidate to buy Manchester United from the Premier League
the energetic group Ineosspecialized in the petrochemical sector, is an official candidate to buy the Manchester UtdSeveral British media reported on Tuesday and later confirmed by AFP.
“We have formally entered the process” with the Raines investment bank, commissioned by the current owners of the ‘Red Devils’, the Glazer family, managing the sale of the club, a spokesman for the group told the BBC.
“I can confirm that we have formally engaged in the process,” a spokesman for the group told AFP.
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This is the first stage of a long process. From now on, the different parties will enter a phase of confidential negotiations and examination of accounts, before official purchase offers can be presented in a month.
The transaction could be completed before the end of this season.
In mid-August last, a spokesperson for Jim Ratcliffeowner of the energy group Ineoshad already shown the interest of the richest person in the UK in the buy of united if the English club was put up for sale.
The Glazer family it took control of the club in 2005 but has since been frequently criticized, being accused by Mancunian fans of taking advantage of the club rather than investing the money in players or Old Trafford’s renovation.
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The glazer they supported the failed attempt to create a closed European Super League.
United have not won the Premier League title since 2013 and have not lifted a major cup since 2017.
ratcliffedeclared follower of Manchester Utdfailed to buy Chelsea in May, defeated by the project led by the American businessman Todd Boehly.
Ineos He already owns two European clubs, the OGC Nice of the French Ligue 1 and the Swiss Lausanne, in addition to the cycling team in which the Colombian Egan Bernal rides and is also one of the sponsors of the Mercedes Formula 1 team and also has interest in sailing