New Delhi: Tech giant Apple isn’t planning to purchase premier league club Manchester United, according to Macrumours’ sources. Earlier, media reports had been circulating that Apple has taken interest to purchase Premier League Club Manchester United. The current owners’ Glazers announced their plan to sell the giant club on Tuesday (November 22) following the club’s shocking news which saw superstar Cristiano Ronaldo parting ways with them on mutual consent. The recent interview of Ronaldo created a huge fuss among the United fans and the football world, as he made some big statements about the club’s owners, coach, and facilities.
Reports earlier suggest Apple had shown interest in purchase
The alleged offer is 7 billion dollars as per GOAL.com. The rumoured offer suggests that United would be way ahead of rivals Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Newcastle United, given the company’s estimated net worth of 2.4 trillion dollars, if they accept.
The Manchester Evening News has detailed that Ortega has `already spoken to Old Trafford executives` to declare his interest in buying United.
Earlier, it has been confirmed that the Glazers have decided to put the club up for sale, 17 years after the American family bought the Red Devils. The Glazers bought United in 2005 but went on to become hugely unpopular. The tipping point came in the wake of the club`s involvement in the failed European Super League proposal and subsequent criticism that followed.
According to the Daily Star, bosses at Apple have expressed an interest in discussing a potential deal to buy United. However, Apple has no experience of owning a football club the size of United, although CEO Tim Cook is keen to explore the opportunities owning United could provide. He will line up talks with the banks appointed to oversee the sale, which includes The Raine Group.
(With IANS report)