Manchester United Legend Ready to Buy Club After Owners Put It on Sale

Manchester United Legend Ready to Buy Club After Owners Put It on Sale

  • The Glazers, who are the current owners of Manchester United, are open to cutting ties with the Premier League giants
  • The American family announced earlier in the week they are looking to sell the club after more than 15 years at the helm
  • David Beckham, a Red Devils legend, is said to be willing to join forces with other prospective buyers to purchase the Old Trafford club
  • Reports suggest the Manchester-based outfit are priced at a staggering £8billion, more than triple what Chelsea was bought by Todd Boehly

Manchester United legend David Beckham is reportedly ready to buy the club after it was put on sale.

Current owners, The Glazers, who bought the Premier League giants for £790million back in 2005, are understood to have put the club on the market on Tuesday, November 23.

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A general view of Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United before the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester United and Sporting Braga. Photo by Richard Heathcote.
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According to Mirror Football, the American owners want a whopping £8billion to sell the Manchester-based outfit.

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The fee is more than triple what Todd Boehly forked to acquire Chelsea after Roman Abramovich's exit.

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Given the massive amount The Glazers are demanding to sell Man United, Beckham is thought to be looking to form part of an investment consortium as prospective buyers.

According to the Financial Times, Beckham's relationship with Man United fans is attractive to a potential buyer who could explore the option of getting the former England international on board to help secure the club's purchase.

The former Real Madrid star is said to have been approached by investors who were keen to buy Man United in the past.

While the talks never saw the light of day, there is a glimmer of hope this time around following the Glazers' announcement that they are ready to sell.

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Beckham is not new to club ownership, with the 47-year-old currently co-owning two football teams, including Salford City and MLS giants LA Galaxy.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported Cristiano Ronaldo is on the hunt for his next club following the termination of his contract by Manchester United this week.

Although he is 37 years old, a number of top clubs are reportedly seeking the Portugal star's signature, including Bayern Munich, Sporting Lisbon and even Newcastle United.

Despite being on international duty for his country, Ronaldo will certainly be considering offers as he 'seeks a new challenge' after the Red Devils debacle.