Elon Musk, who owns Tesla and Twitter and is the second-richest person in the world, is said to be keeping an eye on takeover talks at Manchester United.
A tech billionaire is watching Old Trafford.
Several people from all over the world are interested, and Glazers wants any offers by the end of the week.
WHAT TOOK PLACE? The tech billionaire, who is worth an estimated £157 billion ($190 billion), is said to be keeping an eye on things at Old Trafford before Friday, February 17, when the Glazer family has set a deadline for bids. The Daily Mail says that Musk is interested in a possible deal for the Premier League heavyweights, but there has been no official word from Musk’s camp.
BIG PICTURE: There are rumors that “dozens” of interested parties have signed confidentiality agreements that give them access to the “data room” where information about a possible takeover of United is kept. People say that groups from Saudi Arabia and the United States are in the mix, and there is also a lot of interest in Qatar.
Musk has also said in the past that he might want to buy United. In August 2022, when there were protests against the Glazers, he wrote on Twitter, “Buying Manchester United, ur welcome.” The comments were made in jest, but the 51-year-old business mogul from South Africa later added, “But if it were any team, it would be Manchester United. As a child, they were my favorite team.
WHAT NEXT? Sir Jim Ratcliffe – Britain’s richest man and a boyhood United supporter – is another of those looking into a deal for the Red Devils, with it possible that one of the biggest institutions in world sport could soon be changing hands.