Man United takeover: Sheikh Jassim wealth v Newcastle & Man City owners after fresh twist - gallery
The potential takeover of Manchester United has been delayed following bids £4.5billion from Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos company and Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Manchester United were put up for sale by the Glazer Family late last year. On Friday, February 17, a ‘soft deadline’ was given for takeover proposals to be submitted. But the Glazer Family are holding out for more than the £4.5million bids submitted.
Although a compromise could be made, The Guardian has reported that Man United’s current owners are looking for clover £6billion.
Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani is the chairman of QIB, one of the leading banks in Qatar, and is the son of the Qatari prime minister. He was educated in the United Kingdom submitted a bid to buy Man United.
The other offical bidder is the Ineos company, owned by British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
Since Newcastle United’s £305million takeover in 2021, Chelsea have been sold while Liverpool and Manchester United have been put up for sale in what has been described as a ‘ripple’ effect.
Ownership models at Premier League clubs can be quite complicated with different individuals and companies owning different stakes. As a result we’ve combined the wealth of each club’s key stakeholders to reach a reported net worth figure for each side’s ownership model.
Although Sheikh Jassim’s family is worth in the region of £275 billion, only the net worth of the individuals or companies set to have a stake in the club will be taken into consideration.
Here’s every Premier League club ranked from the lowest ownership net worth to the highest, plus where Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe would stand in comparison...