Journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Thomas Zilliacus shouldn’t be a favorite to take over Manchester United regardless of his latest bid to purchase the membership.
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The Finnish businessman, chairman of the social media group novaM Group, entered the race to purchase the Glazers asset after tabling a bid that might see him purchase half of Manchester United and permit followers to purchase the opposite half.
After all, the likes of Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani and Sir Jim Ratcliffe have lengthy been spoken about as doable new homeowners and had tabled their very own bids earlier than Zilliacus got here ahead.
And when speaking in regards to the state of affairs on The United Stand, Romano refused to rule out the 69-year-old Finn utterly – however claimed that he wasn’t more likely to succeed at this stage.
The journalist defined: “Actually, I’m not one to doubt him and his bid and this mission. However on the identical level, it is only a feeling as a result of, you understand, I am not into the negotiations and so we do not know precisely what is going on on.
“However the feeling of sources near the negotiation is that the Qatari group and the INEOS group are the 2 huge favourites. So if one thing will occur, these appear like the 2 huge favourites to purchase Manchester United.
“Then we all know that in soccer generally, and particularly in a gross sales course of with prime golf equipment like Manchester United, we by no means know till the tip. However these two teams are the 2 huge favourites, for certain.”
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Regardless of the obvious doubt, Zilliacus actually appears assured that his bid is corresponding to what has been supplied to the Glazer household thus far.
Certainly, he not too long ago advised the Manchester Night Information: “The formal bid now we have submitted is, I dare to say, on the identical degree and in step with the opposite bidders which have been mentioned in public.
“We’re discussing with plenty of events and if we’re allowed to proceed, then we are going to choose those who match finest into the framework in what we wish to obtain with the membership.”
The article explains that Zilliacus’ bid is being funded by XXI Century Capital, an funding agency owned by his holding firm which includes of traders from Europe, Asia and America.
Nevertheless, it stays to be seen if the Glazers will even decide to promote to anybody, with the eldest member, Avram, stated to be towards a full sale of the membership (by way of Every day Mail).