Sheikh Jassim, a prominent Qatari businessman, has made headlines in the sports world after reportedly making a world-record bid to purchase Manchester United football club. The move comes just two weeks after the club’s initial bid was rejected by the Glazer family, who currently own the club.
Sheikh Jassim is no stranger to the world of sports, having been involved in numerous successful ventures, including the Qatar Stars League and the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club. His bid to purchase Manchester United, however, marks a significant step up in his involvement in the global sporting scene.
The reported bid, which is said to exceed £5 billion, would make Sheikh Jassim the sole owner of the club, giving him significant control over the team’s future. While the Glazers have yet to respond to the offer, many in the sports world are already speculating about what Sheikh Jassim’s ownership could mean for Manchester United and the broader football community.