Fabrizio Romano has shared some good news about the Manchester United takeover that is progressing in time to be completed before this summer.
The Lowdown: Takeover takes a step forward
Man United’s looming takeover appears to have taken a big step forward this week, with both big name players in the deal – Sir Jim Ratcliffe and the Qatari consortium – entering Manchester over the past few days for face-to-face face conversations.
It has been reported that the Qatari group are now willing to make a fresh bid to buy the club and try to meet – or at least come closer to – the valuation the Glazers have placed on the Red Devils, who are on around 6 billion .
So far, there have been very few bumps in the road when it comes to the takeover process, which bodes well for the Red Devils being sold to new owners before the summer transfer window opens.
The latest: Man United will be sold before the summer
Speaking on the House of Champions YouTube channel, Romano dropped the positive news for Man United fans that everything is still going very well on the takeover front.
He said: “This is the race: the INEOS group (and) the Qatari group and it will be decided over the next weeks, months. But I think the positive news for Manchester United is that it is happening things now – that is, before the summer transfer window.
“It can help the club to have a clear strategy in the summer, a new owner ahead of the summer.”
Verdict: Glazers have all the power
It wasn’t that long ago that reports suggested the Glazers weren’t very willing sellers. But that may well have just been because of the form Man United were in and the fact they had just lifted the Carabao Cup.
Therefore, nothing can ever be certain when the Glazers are involved, and if they don’t feel that either INEOS or Sheikh Jassim’s company can come close to their huge valuation of the club, they can very quickly pull the plug on any potential. share.
The Qatari group are said to be confident of the bid they have made for Man United and are said to be growing in confidence, so they may well see themselves as the front runners to buy the Red Devils, although the fate of the 20-time English champions seem to hang in the balance.