Elon Musk ‘Monitoring’ Potential Bid for Manchester United
As potential buyers for Manchester United continue to line up, a certain eccentric billionaire is reportedly kicking the tires on the historic European soccer club.
Elon Musk is “believed to be monitoring the situation closely” and weighing putting in a bid for the club ahead of Friday’s deadline, per The Daily Mail.
The British tabloid says that several interested parties have signed confidentiality agreements to see Man United’s “data room” — including several from Saudi Arabia, which could be eyeing Musk as a figurehead for a bid.
With a net worth of $187.5 billion, Musk certainly has the capital to make a purchase — and also has some personal motivation.
In August, Musk joked on Twitter that he was buying Manchester United — later deleting the Tweet, but clarifying that if he were to buy a team, it would be United, his “fav team as a kid.”
Club owners the Glazer family are reportedly seeking around $7.3 billion for a full takeover — but expressed interest in only a partial sale last week.
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