Despite its off-field trials, Manchester United are perhaps one of the biggest soccer clubs in the world. Of course, it has not been able to regain its lost glory as recorded during the time of Sir Alex Ferguson, it still has the power to attract suitors in terms of investment. Talking about investment, Apple is reportedly interested in buying the English club.
Apple has never owned a sports company before, and buying it would signify a major shift in its investments. However, Manchester United is one of those investments you do not want to ignore when the opportunity comes knocking.
It is still early days as the potential buyer is not expected to be announced until the bidding and sales processes have been completed. It remains to be seen if Apple, though in a strong financial position, will be willing to pay as much as what the Glazers are asking for.
The potential buyer is expected to pay as high as a little above $6 billion before the deal can be closed.
Apple is yet to make an official announcement concerning the Daily Star report, nor has the tech giant denied it. However, the coming days will reveal how serious the American tech giant is when it comes to buying one of world’s most profitable sports clubs.
Manchester recently parted ways with Cristiano Ronaldo; a player that rejoined the Red Devils in 2021. It was a coming that promised so much at the time, yet only delivered so little, and ended up in so much controversies.
Just last week, Ronaldo granted an interview to celebrity journalist, Pierse Morgan, and revealed a lot of things that shook the sporting world. Apparently, this did not go down well with the Glazers, and could well be one of the reasons they have put the club up for sale.
The 37-year old former Real Madrid star accused the owners of the club of lack of investment. This of course, did not go down well with millions of the Manchester United fans who felt Ronaldo’s interview was borne out of his ego.
Few days after the interview, both parties jointly agreed to terminate the contract their contract.