Manchester United director Erik ten Hag will be delighted with the prospect of a major takeover at Old Trafford, journalist DeanJones says GIVEMESPORT.
United are the subject of much speculation over a Qatari-led takeover, with various other parties also interested in buying the club.
According to a report published in the MailOnline, Qatari investors want to buy United from the Glazer family.
It comes after nearly two decades of ownership of the Glazers, with their reign as United keepers looking set to come to an end.
The report says the Qatari-backed investment fund is confident its bid will prevail, as it seeks to capitalize on the ‘success’ of the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the attention it has received scope for football in the region.
It is claimed by the same MailOnline report that the Glazers are hoping to land almost £6billion for the sale of the club.
Of course, the Qatari outfit aren’t the only ones vying to buy United, with British businessman Sir Jim Ratcliffe also on board, according to reports.
Ratcliffe has an extensive sports investment portfolio, including ownership of an established European football club, having purchased Ligue 1 OGC Nice for £100m in 2019.
With a competitive run on the cards, there are suggestions for anyone who ends up buying United their investment could do wonders for United’s hopes on the pitch.
Asked what a takeover could mean for United, reporter Jones remained optimistic about the outcome.
Tipping boss Ten Hag to succeed even further with new investments, Jones told GMS a takeover could help push United back to the top of English football.
On the current situation, Jones said: “I think they’re in a pretty good position, especially the fact that they’re on a really positive trajectory right now under ten Hag.
“It’s just a good time to come this season, to have the team already in a better place than they were when he arrived.
“And to know that on the horizon there is serious investment potential would be music to his ears, because there will be a gap in midfield that still needs to be repaired in the long term.
“Of course, they still need a number nine, and none of that stuff is going to come cheap.”
According ESPNUnited will be looking for a new centre-forward in the summer market, with several big names reportedly lining up.
According to the report, Harry Kane tops a three-man shortlist, with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Slovenia international Benjamin Sesko also mentioned.
A striker purchase is unlikely to come cheap for United, given the scarcity of quality options on the market.
However, with a strong investor backing them in the transfer window, ten Hag and United may be able to start attracting Europe’s top talent to Old Trafford.