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According to several reports in sundays newspapers manchester united are set to be the next club that foreign billionaires target. According to reports it would cost any potential buyer around £600 million to get the club, Also the reports say that the majority of manchester united shareholders would be willing to sell their shares for the right price (all but bskyb probably).
The three billionaires in the frame are a russian one, a middle eastern one and a european one (suspected to be a dutch man who owned the company behind big brother and who also owns about 3% of the shares).
To be honest i hope these rumours are true caus it would really liven the footballign world up and take man utd to a whole new level, one that maybe people couldnt compete at. We already have the stars and a new injection of money would mean we could strengthen whereva we need and would make us an even bigger force throughout the world.
I prefer that this didn't happen to Man U. I think that although they are a merchandising machine they take their immediate community seriously. There is also a small but powerful fan group who have a big say in things. They stopped Murdoch getting anywhere near the club before he was halted by the M&MC
Man U can survive on their own, that's why they've turned this offer down, don't need some guy who has billions of pounds of blood money taking over.
They havent turned ne offer down, the official story is that there has been no official bid, but the specualtion is high and really many believe that man utd is up for sale and a lot of the share holders will sell up and even the fans say wont b enough to stop a takeover.
Obviosuly a takeover would take the fans influence away from the club, but the benfits of it are far greater i think.
I don't want all the top clubs in the hands of one megalomaniac. Ok, so you don't have the clout and resources that endows but it hasn't done Man U any harm?
But come on it wouldnt be one big billionaire for all the clubs, it would b one for one club. Also i think that more money that is injected into the football world can only be good for the game. Look at roman abramovich his millions have help inter keep a positive transfer amount for the first time in 20 odd years. Also its help ppl like united, blackburn etc spend to reinforce. When u look at it his cahs has saved a lot of clubs and also probably stopped west ham going into administration
I didn't mean one owner for ALL the clubs. I meant one owner for each. Doesn't sit right for me. Inter and other clubs only get into the red badly because of financial mismanagement really?
Yeah u have a point, but u must b able to c the benfits of more billionaires in the premiership, caus it really injects a lot of money into the sport, which can only be a gd thing. Ok it means that the financial gap between some clubs will get bigger and the influence of the fans will get less, but come on the benfits to the sport are hiuge and i welcome ne big money guys that want to save and help the great sport of football
The benefits are there. But football is about more than just money. Honest! It's about community, loyalty and all that. I wouldn't want my team owned by some guy with no real tie to the club who could do what he liked. Then if he got bored leave the club with possible debts and no backer? It's a fine line really... I reckon Roman A is the test case for the Premiership.
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