Apple ‘interested in buying Manchester United’ in £5.8bn deal
The Glazer family, has been Manchester United owners since 2005. The Club announced earlier this week that they were open to considering a sale.
Technology giant Apple has expressed an interest in buying the club, despite having no previous interest in owning a football club.
The deal could see them pay an enormous £5.8bn. Apple is the largest tech company in the world. It has an annual revenue of almost £326billion – with an estimated net worth of £2trillion this month.
The commercial opportunities that United can provide are a major factor in Apple’s interest.
If United was to be purchased from the Glazers, the deal would almost certainly become the most expensive sale of a football club in history. The current world record being the £4.25billion (approx. $5.1 billion) fee that was paid for Chelsea Football Club earlier this year.
The Glazers are expected to spend the coming weeks talking to potential buyers. Amancio Ortega one of the richest people in the world has also expressed interest in buying the Club. Ortega, 86, is worth $61.3billion, according to Forbes.