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David Beckham offered Manchester United role in takeover latest



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David Beckham set to be offered a role if Shiekh Jassim’s Manchester United takeover bid proves ultimately successful.

The subject of Manchester United‘s potential takeover is nearing a one-year anniversary after the club announced that the Glazer family owners will be looking at options for alternative investment.

The coming months saw two major bidders rise in the form of Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim of Qatar, who both tabled bids valuing the club at around $5 billion, which is short of what the Glazer family were looking for.

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The current owners of Erik ten Hag’s club value the footballing institution at around $6 billion, although no bidder is yet to come close to his figure due to the mounting debt that the club has accumulated across the last 15 years.

The bid from Shiekh Jassim offers to wipe all these debts and therefore lift significant financial restraints off the back of the club, and it has now been revealed that club legend David Beckham is set to be offered a role.

Beckham has close ties to Qatar, being an ambassador for their recent hosting of the 2022 World Cup, and talkSPORT have explained that the role will be an ambassadorial one should the Sheikh’s bid be successful.

Sheikh Jassim is looking to buy 100% of the club’s shares, making him the sole owner of the entity, while Sir Ratcliffe’s bid is more complicated. He has offered to buy either 69%, 51%, or 25% of the club, with a view to eventually complete a full takeover by 2026.

There is yet to be any indication that the Glazer family will accept any offer for their company and previous reports have suggested that they may take the club off the market until 2025 – but any official statement regarding this has yet to be made.