Liverpool and Manchester United Sale News Puts Chelsea and Arsenal Fans on Red Alert

Liverpool and Manchester United Sale News Puts Chelsea and Arsenal Fans on Red Alert

  • Manchester United after terminating Cristiano Ronaldo's contract this week also said the club is exploring options for investors or full sale
  • Liverpool owners FSG also announced weeks ago they would be willing to listen to offers for a full sale for the Merseyside club
  • The news has put Chelsea and Arsenal who are also owned by American owners on red alert such could happen to their clubs sooner or later

The fans of Premier League clubs Chelsea and Arsenal have been thrown into doubt over their club's future after recent developments with Manchester United and Liverpool.

All four clubs are owned by American owners with Chelsea recently purchased for £4.25bn by Todd Boehly Clearlake consortium, while Arsenal have been owned fully by Kroenke Sports and Entertainment since 2011.

Todd Boehly, Stan Kroenke, Chelsea, Arsenal
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly and Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke. Photo by Carlos Jasso/Kevin Sabitus
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There had been concerns on the operating model of American owners in the league. They run the clubs mostly for profit and their football investment in the clubs are limited.

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Glazers eye record fee to sell

Manchester United terminated Ronaldo's contract and owners the Glazers family also announced they will listen to offers of partial investment or full takeover for the club.

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Sports Brief earlier reported the Glazers want a world record fee to sell the club they purchased for £790m in 2005 mostly with debt which has remained largely unpaid.

Though the Glazers are open to a full sale, some United fans believe it's an old trick to get more investors in while they retain majority share and continue as owners of the club.

Liverpool approached by Indian billionaire

Sports Brief also reported that Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group, FSG want to sell the club. The American group owned by John Henry bought the club in 2010.

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Liverpool have been fairly successful under FSG with Jürgen Klopp bringing most of the success including their first Premier League title in 30 years in 2020.

Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani has approached FSG for a sale. Ambani is worth $91bn according to Forbes (as of the time of this report.) He owns Indian cricket club Mumbai Indians and is regarded as the world richest sport owner.

Source: Sports Brief News