Qatar’s Sheikh Jassim is desperate to buy Manchester United from Glazers as he ponders NFL cultivation in the Middle East
Qatar’s Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamid is passionate about the NFL and is working to spread her mania across the Middle East. According to rumors in British media, this billionaire made a new offer on Saturday to buy Manchester United from Malcolm Glazer, who also happens to own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
With a record 20 league titles and three Champions League victories, Manchester United is one of the wealthiest and most successful clubs in football history.
Malcolm Glazer acquired through investment firm Red Football Ltd. a majority stake in the team. After his death, the controlling interest was divided equally among the Glazers’ six children—Avram, Joel, Kevin, Bryan, Darcie, and Edward Glazer.
Although the Red Devils are still among the most popular and commercially successful football teams in the world, fans were unhappy with Gazlers’ decision to take over the team as the family is responsible for the club’s mounting debts.
Will Qatari Sheik Jassim take over Manchester United dream come true?
All attention is turning to Old Trafford for the second round of bids in the Manchester United takeover controversy after the bid to buy the club began. Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Thomas Zilliacus, US hedge fund Elliott Management and the Qatari Sheikh are currently vying for the takeover of MU, but Jassim and Ratcliffe, owner of chemicals giant INEOS, remain the front runners.
A second-round bid worth around £5 billion ($6.12 billion) was made on Saturday by the chairman of the Qatar Islamic Bank, who has made it clear he wants to take over the team. The second bid deadline originally scheduled for Wednesday at 9 p.m. was extended indefinitely for the representatives of the sheikhs on Tuesday.
With Manchester United under his control, the Qatati Sheikh is also looking forward to bringing the NFL obsession to the Middle East by playing exhibition games “at the National Stadium in Doha”.
Jassim’s plan also fits perfectly with the NFL’s global conquest – the league wants the sport to be played in countries like England and Germany. Furthermore, with the implementation of the Sheikh’s plans, it would be an additional advantage for the League and its new policy.
NFL executive vice president Peter O’Reilly said in a famous interview, “Growing the league and our sport internationally is a key strategic priority for the NFL, and we look forward to returning five games outside the United States in 2023 .”
Jassim seems to be doing his best to acquire the teams (Manchester United and Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and spread the NFL obsession throughout the Middle East, although many people believe MU will lose its winning tradition due to a wealthy owner who is turning does not worry about football and soccer.
Nonetheless, many intellectuals admire his acquisition decision and commitment to expanding the NFL passion.
What do you think of the takeover of the English giant by a Middle Eastern sheikh?
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