Qatari investors could be set to make a bid for Manchester United within days – and they want to hand Erik ten Hag a huge transfer kitty.
The Glazers revealed they were open to selling the Red Devils in November, but they set a deadline of mid-February for any potential bidders. And with the deadline quickly appearing on the horizon, a group of Qatari businessmen could test the waters.
According to the Daily Mail, a group of private, high-wealth individuals based in the oil-rich state, have set their sights on a club they view as ‘football’s crown jewels’.
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A source close to the bid told the Daily Mail: "There are significant funds available. These people are serious. They want to make sure that United are where they should be and they are confident theirs will be the strongest bid."
The source also added that the group have been buoyed by the success of the 2022 World Cup, which was hosted by the gulf state.
The investors also reportedly view United as the biggest club in the world, and "there is a steely-minded determination to buy it and get it to where it should be".
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Any takeover will have to be approved by the Premier League, and there could be some sticking points due to the country's human rights record.
The Glazers said in a statement in February: "The board will consider all strategic alternatives, including new investment into the club, a sale, or other transactions involving the Company."
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