Manchester United legend David Beckham is reportedly ready to buy the club after it was put on sale. Current owners, The Glazers, who bought the Premier League giants for £790million back in 2005, are understood to have put the club on the market on Tuesday, November 23.
According to Mirror Football, the American owners want a whopping £8billion to sell the Manchester-based outfit.
The fee is more than triple what Todd Boehly forked to acquire Chelsea after Roman Abramovich’s exit.
Beckham is thought to be looking to form part of an investment consortium as prospective buyers. According to the Financial Times, Beckham’s relationship with Man United fans is attractive to a potential buyer who could explore the option of getting the former England international on board to help secure the club’s purchase.
The former Real Madrid star is said to have been approached by investors who were keen to buy Man United in the past.
While the talks never saw the light of day, there is a glimmer of hope this time around following the Glazers’ announcement that they are ready to sell.