Tech giants Apple have expressed interest in buying Premier League club Manchester United and reports suggest that if the club accepts the offer, they would become the richest club in the world. The current owners’ Glazers announced their plan to sell the giant club on Tuesday (Nov. 22) following the club’s shocking news of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo parting ways with them by mutual consent. The recent interview with Ronaldo caused quite a stir among United fans and the football world as he made some sweeping statements about the club’s owners, coach and facilities. (Cristiano Ronaldo transfer news: Bayern Munich to Chelsea, clubs likely to sign Portuguese icon, checklist here)
The alleged offer is $7 billion according to GOAL.com. The rumored offer suggests that United would be well ahead of rivals Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Newcastle United, given the company’s estimated net worth of $2.4 trillion, if they accept. (Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract with Manchester United has ended, see details HERE)
According to The Daily Star, Apple has expressed interest in acquiring British football club Manchester United. The club is currently for sale and several parties are interested, including Apple CEO Tim Cook pic.twitter.com/hVT07WLTC4— Apple Hub (@theapplehub) November 24, 2022
The Manchester Evening News has detailed that Ortega has “already spoken to Old Trafford executives” to express his interest in buying United.
It was previously confirmed that the Glazers have decided to put the club up for sale, 17 years after the American family bought the Red Devils. The Glazers bought United in 2005 but became wildly unpopular. The tipping point came after the club’s involvement in the failed European Super League proposal and subsequent criticism.
Manchester United announced in a statement that the owners were exploring “strategic alternatives” and it is clear they will sell to the highest bidder. The Glazers had initially set an asking price of £8.25 billion, as revealed exclusively by Daily Star Sport, but have been told this is unrealistic in today’s market.
According to the Daily Star, bosses at Apple have expressed interest in discussing a possible deal to buy United. However, Apple has no experience owning a football club the size of United, though CEO Tim Cook is eager to explore what opportunities owning United could bring. He will hold talks with the banks appointed to oversee the sale, including The Raine Group. (with IANS inputs)