Sir Jim Ratcliffe compares to Premier League’s richest owners ahead of potential Man United takeover.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe wants to buy Man United from the Glazer family, a representative for him has stated.
If Sir Jim Ratcliffe is successful in acquiring Manchester United, he will rank as the fourth-richest owner in the Premier League.
Ratcliffe, who was raised supporting Manchester United and was born in Failsworth, Greater Manchester, had long been the subject of rumors surrounding a takeover bid at Old Trafford, but he has now publicly expressed his desire to purchase the organization.
A representative for Ratcliffe told The Times on Wednesday night that if the club were up for sale, Ratcliffe would “certainly be a potential purchase.” We would be open to discussing long-term ownership if something similar were feasible.
“The amount of money spent or not spent is not the topic at hand. Jim is considering what might be done immediately away and feels that a fresh start is in order given how crucial the club is to the community.”
With a projected net worth of £10.8 billion, Ratcliffe would rank as the fourth-richest Premier League owner.
Ratcliffe is worth more than Stan Kroenke, who has spent more at Arsenal over the last two summers than any other Premier League owner. After launching the Ineos chemicals firm in 1998, Ratcliffe is even regarded as the richest man in Britain.
This summer, United has only spent £60 million, but freshly promoted Nottingham Forest has spent more.