The Glazers confirmed they were open to selling Manchester United and an interesting name appeared on the radar instead in this development. It is believed David Beckham would be willing to talk potential bidders into a move to take over the Old Trafford side.
David Beckham has had an impressive period at Manchester United, scoring 85 goals and 109 assists in 388 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils. The former England international then moved to Real Madrid where he was part of the famous Galacticos team that instilled fear in teams all over the world.
The Old Trafford side have come under heavy criticism lately for their inconsistent performance on the pitch. The Red Devils have not won a trophy since 2013, an unsettling fact for a club of his stature.
Plagued by many issues such as inconsistent performances on the pitch combined with a plethora of managers coming and going, it made it even more difficult for Manchester United. Cristiano Ronaldo’s explosive recent interview about the club’s state may have finally prompted the owners to part ways with the Manchester-based club.
The England forward’s net worth is roughly £370m, which means it would be nearly impossible for him to afford the acquisition costs on his own, considering the Glazers value the club at around £6bn to £8bn.
However, Beckham’s past relationship with Manchester United and his influence could be an integral part of any federation that might try to buy the club. He would definitely give that group an added advantage because of his credentials.
David Beckham is no stranger to the administrative details of running a soccer club as the owner of MLS team Inter Miami. While this may be true, the task of restoring Manchester United to its former glory is much more difficult than most people would expect.
It is believed that business pair Josh Harris and David Blitzer; Basketball pair Stephen Pagliuca and Larry Tannenbaum are also interested in buying Manchester United.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is also one of the names thrown into battle. The richest man in Britain has revealed that he is in contact with the Glazer privately in an attempt to buy the club, as he has a special place in his heart for Manchester United.
It appears to be a season of big change in the Premier League as Chelsea get new ownership of Todd Boyle and Fenway sports The group is also exploring the possibility of selling Liverpool FC after 12 years of ownership.
Hopefully, the status of the club will change after the change of owners, but only the future can tell if Manchester United are about to receive the homecoming of yet another legend in the form of David Beckham.
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