Where Man Utd would sit in Premier League richest owners table if Jim Ratcliffe took over… still WAY behind Newcastle


JIM RATCLIFFE will be among the Premier League’s richest owners if he manages to buy Manchester United.

The British billionaire is eager to purchase the struggling Red Devils amid the news that the Glazer family are open to selling a minority stake.

Jim Ratcliffe is interested in buying Manchester United

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Jim Ratcliffe is interested in buying Manchester UnitedCredit: Rex

Ratcliffe, 69, would be thrilled to buy a portion of United and ideally would like to eventually purchase the club outright.

His £10.8bn fortune would instantly put him among the Prem’s richest owners.

But it would still be dwarfed by Newcastle’s astonishing wealth.

The Saudi Public Investment Fund that bought the Toon last year is worth an eye-watering £320bn.

This is more than TEN TIMES what Manchester City’s Abu Dhabi ownership is worth, with Sheikh Mansour and the City Football Group possessing around £22.9bn.

Ratcliffe’s wealth is similar to that of new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly.

The American is estimated to be worth around £10.9bn.

Arsenal’s owners, led by American Stan Kroenke, are believed to be worth £6.3bn.

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Ratcliffe would be willing to plough money into United, enough to overhaul their playing squad and modernise Old Trafford.

The 69-year-old failed with a last-ditch bid to buy Chelsea in May, although he is a lifelong Man United fan.

Businessman Ratcliffe bought Swiss side FC Lausanne-Sport in 2017, while he has also pumped cash into cycling’s Team Sky and Mercedes F1.

In 2019 he bought Ligue 1 outfit Nice, and he has also sponsored Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team.

Pressure has been mounting upon the Glazers with increasing fan protests against their ownership, and more planned for Monday’s game against Liverpool.

Manchester United Supporters’ Trust have released a statement amid Ratcliffe’s interest, stating that they are interested in opening a dialogue with potential bidders.

Ratcliffe, 69, owns French side Nice

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Ratcliffe, 69, owns French side NiceCredit: Alamy





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