Manchester United are being lined up for a potential takeover from Saudi Arabia.
That’s according to the Daily Mail, who adds that Avram Glazer is set to fly to Riyadh next week to discuss the possible sale of the Old Trafford club.
Crown Prince Mohammad, who is second in command for the Saudi throne, wants to rival Manchester City’s Middle-Eastern owners, as he looks to launch a bid worth over £3billion in order to secure the Red Devils.
Now, I’m not going to get into politics here, but there are several reasons why I’d be concerned if this takeover were to go through. Let’s be honest, The Glazer family haven’t been ideal, but I’m unsure as to whether selling to these guys would be in the best interests of the club.
Thankfully, the report says that it is currently unclear as to whether the Glazers are intending on selling. I’ve always held the impression that they’ll never sell up, but at the end of the day, they are businessmen, and if the price is right then don’t be surprised to see them wave goodbye to owning a football club.
It’ll certainly be intriguing to see how this one plays out, and if the news could potentially tempt other potential owners into making their move. We’ll just have to wait and see.