David Beckham himself doesn’t have the money to buy Man Utd, but his involvement could increase the credibility of potential buyers and be a critical factor in choosing new owners.
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Former England captain David Beckham is ready to negotiate with potential buyers of Manchester United, his participation could increase the chances of applicants for a deal, reported Financial Times, citing informed sources.
It is noted that the attraction of Beckham, who played at Manchester United in 1991-2003 and is loved by fans, could be a critical factor in the choice of a buyer by the current owners of the club, the Glazer family.
On November 23, it was announced that the Glazers had instructed investment bankers to evaluate options for new investment in the team, including a full or partial sale of the club.
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It is noted that one of the bankers close to the club allowed the sale of Manchester United for nearly £7 billion ($8.46 billion). But football finance experts quoted by the publication believe that even £4-5bn would be too high a price for the club, which was unprofitable last year.
The newspaper names English billionaire Ineos owner Jim Ratcliffe, who was interested in buying the club last year, private investors Josh Harris and David Blitzer, as well as a group led by NBA club owners Steve Palyuka and Larry Tanenbaum, among the potential buyers of Manchester United.
In the spring of 2021, the Glazers already expressed their willingness to sell the club for £4 billion ($4.8 billion), but the deal did not go through.
Beckham is a co-owner of the Inter Miami football club and will not be able to pay for Manchester United in full.
Together with Manchester United, Beckham won the Champions League in 1999 and became the champion of England six times.