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“Several hundred million” – Sir Jim Ratcliffe investment to give Manchester United HUGE FFP boost



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Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s 25 per cent acquisition of Manchester United is set to reward Old Trafford with a big boost in financial fair play restrictions.

FFP has hindered Manchester United of late, with reports coming from every direction indicating that transfer business will have to be on a sell-to-buy basis for the coming windows.

Players such as Jadon Sancho, Casemiro, Anthony Martial, and Mason Greenwood, among others, have all reportedly been transfer-listed in order for Old Trafford to raise funds for Erik ten Hag, with the squad still requiring improvement.

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However, information from The Times states that Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s 25% acquisition of the club will now help alleviate this pressure, meaning the club will have more room to make the right purchases.

This is due to Ratcliffe’s £236 million ($300m) equity investment into the club, which is said to be for the regeneration of United’s facilities, including the training complex and Old Trafford itself.

United, have struggled to invest in the team of late because the Glazer family have refused to provide equity, but Ratcliffe’s new influx of cash means there is now much more “wiggle room” for transfers, with the club only allowed to make a loss of £15m across three seasons.

According to the report, as transfer fees are amortised, adding £90m to the club’s profit and sustainability rules limit will grant INEOS’ sports management team the option of spending “several hundred million more” on signing new players and coaching staff.

With United currently sitting seventh in the Premier League table after 20 fixtures played, big investment and restructuring in the squad is required.