Recent reports suggest that Manchester United is targeting Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde for potential signings if the club’s takeover bid by Qatar’s Sheikh Jassim is successful. Currently, there is an ongoing battle between Sheikh Jassim and INEOS founder Sir Jim Ratcliffe for control of the English football club.
The deadline for submitting a third bid for Manchester United was April 28. With both Sheikh Jassim and Ratcliffe making offers before the cutoff. However, Sheikh Jassim, concerned about losing out to Ratcliffe, reportedly made a final offer directly to the Glazers, the club’s current owners. This move has been described as a significant development in the takeover saga.
In a recent update, it is claimed that “most leading minority investors” in Manchester United prefer Sheikh Jassim’s offer over Ratcliffe’s. Sheikh Jassim’s bid is believed to be around £5.5 billion. Offering a premium price to acquire publicly-traded shares from minority shareholders, such as Lindsell Train and Ariel Investments. This proposal would potentially leave the Glazers with a minority stake in the club.
The ongoing ownership uncertainty has left Manchester United in a state of limbo regarding their transfer plans for the summer window. The potential takeover is hindering the club’s ability to make moves in the transfer market. Potentially requiring player departures to free up funds for acquisitions.
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Despite the uncertainty. Spanish publication Nacional claims that Sheikh Jassim intends to provide the necessary funds for Manchester United to pursue the signings of Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde from Real Madrid. These players are considered “untouchables” by Sheikh Jassim. Moreover, they are seen as crucial additions to reinforce Erik Ten Hag’s squad at Old Trafford. Manchester United is reportedly prepared to make Vinicius Junior one of the highest-paid players in world football.
While Manchester United has had success in luring players away from Real Madrid in recent seasons. Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is said to be “very relaxed” about the situation regarding Vinicius Junior and Valverde. Perez is reportedly convinced that both players are content with their roles in Madrid. They have no intention of leaving, as they are part of an ambitious and competitive project at the Bernabeu.
Additionally, the potential signings of Vinicius Junior and Federico Valverde would further strengthen Manchester United’s squad. Only if Sheikh Jassim’s takeover bid is successful. Fans eagerly await the resolution of the ownership situation and the subsequent impact on the club’s transfer activities.