Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani made a third and final offer to buy Manchester United, according to AFP sources.
Sheikh Jassim is engaged in a bidding war with British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, after they emerged as the main competitors to buy the “Red Devils” from the American Gladiators family.
Ratcliffe was also reported to have submitted another proposal before Friday’s deadline for the third round of bidding.
And while Sheikh Jassim’s latest bid was reported to have exceeded 5 billion pounds ($6.2 billion), the size of Ratcliffe’s revised offer has yet to be announced.
The third competitor, Finnish businessman Thomas Ziliakos, announced that his second offer to buy the club is existing, and he will not make a third offer, accusing the club’s owners of turning the purchase into a “farce”.
However, it seems that none of the offers will reach the threshold of six billion pounds sterling set by the Glazer family, whose popularity with the fans has increasingly declined after the team has missed the Premier League titles since 2013 and has not won any title since 2017, before finally succeeding in deciphering Fasting by winning the local League Cup.
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