Sheikh Jassim still has the opportunity to invest in a big team in the Premier League despite failing to ask to buy Manchester United.
Last month, according to The Guardian, Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe both did not set a deadline for the acquisition of Man Utd. In other words, both of these major contractors have no intention of withdrawing from the deal.
However, sources close to Sheikh Jassim are skeptical about whether the Glazer family actually intends to sell the club. Meanwhile, Ratcliffe’s representatives appear confident that the sale will ultimately be successful.
Sheikh Jassim failed to buy Man Utd.
Since announcing the sale/seeking investment in the club last November, the Glazer family has prolonged the transfer process. Accordingly, the prolonged bidding rounds caused some interested parties to withdrаw.
While offers of more than £5 billiоn are on the table, reports suggest the Glazers now want the final price to reach £6 billiоn. Public opinion believes that the delay in selling Man Utd is because the American owner wants to carefully consider the offers and find ways to push the price as high as possible.
And reality shows that the Glazer family does not want to completely transfer Man Utd. That’s why Sheikh Jassim’s offer was rejected. The Qatari owner pledged to clear debt and planned to invest heavily in redeveloping Old Trafford and the Carrington training facility once he successfully takes over Man Utd.
Man United’s debt is currently at its highest level since 2010, but does not prevent Sheikh Jassim from acquiring the club. However, Man Utd owners have no intention of giving up control of the club despite facing great pressure.
In the context of increasingly poor achievements on the field, the American owner is constantly criticized. Not to mention, Man Utd’s facilities under American ownership have seriously degraded, no longer keeping up with rivals in the Premier League.
Instead of Man Utd, Qatar’s owner can invest in Tottenham.
After refusing Qatar, the Glazer family had the possibility of selling 25% of their shares to Jim Ratcliffe. That makes Sheikh Jassim have to find another club if he wants to pursue investment in football. And the Qatari royal doesn’t have to look any further than Spurs to dump the billions of pounds he plans to spend on Man United.
The North London club needs a large source of investment to catch up with its Big Six rivals, while chairman Daniel Levy admitted he could listen to offers to buy the team. If Sheikh Jassim is ambitious, this is definitely a response to the Glazer family.
The Roosters could benefit from Sheikh Jassim’s investment to ensure they remain one of England’s biggest clubs, even surpassing Man Utd in the future. In terms of performance on the field, Tottenham is actually playing much better.
Newcastle United transformed strongly after being acquired by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund. Therefore, Sheikh Jassim’s potential investment could bring about a similar change. Spurs clearly need funds and Sheikh Jassim could certainly be the key.
In case Tottenham develops brilliantly, it will be a painful blоw for Man Utd fans.