Sheikh Jassim ‘set to make move for Man Utd’s Premier League rivals if they fail in takeover bid to buy out Glazers’
SHEIKH JASSIM will turn his attention to another Premier League club if his bid to buy Manchester United fails, according to reports.
The Qatari banker is rivalling Sir Jim Ratcliffe in the battle to purchase the Red Devils from the Glazer family.
Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani could make a move for another Premier League team should he fail to land Man Utd
AFPThe Glazers could sell Man Utd for £5billion[/caption]
Sheikh Jassim reportedly wants to buy the club in its entirety.
But Ratcliffe is open to securing a majority stake with siblings Joel and Avram retaining a small share.
With the Brit supposedly leading the race, ESPN claim that Sheikh Jassim will attempt to buy Tottenham if he can’t get his hands on Man Utd.
Spurs have been the subject of interest from Qatar before via the Qatar Sports Investment group, who are known for owning Paris Saint-Germain.
Sheikh Jassim is not directly connected to the QSI but is taking a look at Tottenham.
Journalist Mark Ogden told the United Stand: “PSG was a great move because it’s Paris, it’s a great city, but I think they’ve found over the years that Ligue 1 is just not big enough.
“They want the Premier League footprint.
“Somebody told me recently, that if the Qataris don’t buy Manchester United, they’ll be back and they might end up buying Tottenham.
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“He said, ‘look, if you’ve got Manchester City owned by Abu Dhabi, you’ve got Newcastle owned by Saudi Arabia, if Qatar buys Tottenham, then you’ve got three clubs who can pull away.’”
It is unclear whether Spurs chiefs Daniel Levy and Joe Lewis would entertain offers for the club.
However, they are under pressure from unhappy supporters.
For now, Sheikh Jassim remains focused on Man Utd and is offering the Glazers £5billion for the reigns.
GettyJoe Lewis and Daniel Levy could receive bids for Tottenham from the Qataris[/caption]