Saudi Arabia reportedly still hopes to buy Manchester United
Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed bin Salman remains keen to buy English Premier League giants Manchester United, despite continued speculation surrounding a potential takeover of Newcastle United, according to Arabian Business.
Bin Salman was linked to a £3.5 billion deal to buy the Old Trafford outfit around 18 months ago, but reports at the time said United’s owners, the Glazer family, who bought the club for £790m in May 2005, insisted they had no intention to sell.
According to a report in England’s Sunday Mirror, bin Salman is still focused on purchasing the Old Trafford outfit.
This is despite his name being linked as part of a consortium, led by businesswoman Amanda Staveley, to become the new owners of Newcastle United.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley, a divisive figure among supporters, put the club up for sale in 2008.
Dubai-based Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Bin Zayed Group has previously been linked with a takeover bid for Newcastle.