Report: Ratcliffe to buy 25% stake in Man Utd after Sheikh Jassim pulls out

Report: Ratcliffe to buy 25% stake in Man Utd after Sheikh Jassim pulls out
Report: Ratcliffe to buy 25% stake in Man Utd after Sheikh Jassim pulls out

British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set to complete a deal for an initial 25% stake in Manchester United, according to The Times’ Matt Lawton and Matt Dickinson.

The agreement, believed to be worth up to £1.3 billion, is expected to be ratified at a board meeting in the coming days and follows Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani’s withdrawal from the sale process.

Ratcliffe’s offer allows the Glazers to retain a stake in the club. However, the founder of INEOS, a petrochemicals company that already owns French outfit Nice, eventually intends to complete a full takeover, Lawton and Dickinson report.

Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim immediately wanted 100% of the club, and his final approach in June was valued at over £5 billion, according to

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