JVTech News In the middle of the Football World Cup, Apple could well afford the Manchester United club!
Since last Sunday, the football world has had its eyes riveted on the FIFA World Cup being held in Qatar. Rest period therefore for the clubs, but not for Manchester United which is looking for a new buyer. And the latest rumors suggest that Apple could well position itself for a takeover.
During the World Cup, the Manchester United club is talked about
As if the 2022 World Cup and its controversies were not enough, the mythical Manchester United club does not seem to want to take advantage of the truce like everyone else. In effect, after terminating the contract of five-time Ballon d’Or, Cristiano Ronaldo, the Red Devils announced beginning of the week that they were willing to listen to takeover offers.
For those who are not football fans, Manchester United is certainly the most emblematic club in English football. At the same time, when you look at their trophy cabinet, you quickly understand what the history of the residents of Old Trafford is made of. Because yes, Manchester Unites is twenty Premier League, twelve FA Cups, five League Cups, twenty-one Community Shield and above all 3 Champions Leagues. You’re going to tell me, but what’s the point of listing all that? Well, it’s quite simple, this detail allows us, among other things, to understand why the sale price of the club amounts to 6.7 billion euros.
With this announcement, the Glazer family (the owners) knows full well that many people will come knocking on the door of the club to submit an offer! And according to the latest rumors, the biggest company in the world, Apple, could well come to position itself for a takeover.
If anyone can buy Manchester United, it’s Apple! Because when we talk about the Cupertino company, we are not talking about a Tech giant, but indeed a world giant. To tell you, the company created by Steve Jobs and currently managed by Tim Cook weighs nearly 379 billion euros. So as much to tell you that the purchase of a football club, even ManU, is frankly not something that the apple could refuse.
According to the information (to be taken with tweezers) tabloid daily starTim Cook, himself, wants to explore the benefits Manchester United ownership could bring. Also according to the British media, Apple could build “an ultra-modern stadium that will be considered the best in the world”. Outside, if the firm behind the iPhones came to actually buy the club, Manchester United would thus become the richest club in the worldahead of Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain or Newcastle.
JUST IN: Apple has shown interest in buying Manchester United! Apple is the world’s biggest tech company with annual revenue of nearly £326bn – and an estimated net worth as of this month of £2trillion. #MUFC [@CrossyDailyStar]
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Even if all this information is for the moment only at the stage of rumors, it is clear that these make sense, especially vis-à-vis the current context. In effect, more and more companies in the world of Tech are starting to forge links with players in the sports landscape. We think in particular of Google, which sponsors the Formula 1 team Mclarenor even to many stadiums that bear the name of a brand, such as that of FC Barcelona which is now called the Spotify Camp Nou. Is this another hit from the tabloids? Is there a real interest from Apple for the takeover of Manchester United? Hard to say at the moment.