In a potential takeover bid by Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag could be granted the opportunity to secure six new signings this summer. The Glazer family, current owners of the club, are deliberating their plan of action for a possible sale, and a decision in the near future could assist Ten Hag in realizing his ambitious transfer plans. The delay in the ownership transition has led to speculations about Sheikh Jassim’s frustrations and his potential withdrawal from the deal, but these rumors have been debunked by BBC Sport, which maintains that Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe are still viable buyers.
Reportedly, the Qatari banker would inject £50 million into Ten Hag’s transfer budget by alleviating the burdensome debt accumulated during the Glazer era. Additionally, Manchester United is hopeful of generating up to £100 million through player sales, with notable names such as Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay, Fred, Donny van de Beek, and Anthony Martial being considered for potential departures. If fortunate on both fronts, the Red Devils could more than double their initial £125 million budget, potentially paving the way for Ten Hag to secure six desired targets after the recent acquisition of Mason Mount from Chelsea.
Currently, Manchester United is engaged in advanced negotiations with Andre Onana, and an agreement with Inter Milan is expected to be reached this week. Furthermore, as David de Gea concludes his 12-year tenure at Old Trafford and Dean Henderson is poised to follow suit, Ten Hag reportedly intends to bring in a second goalkeeper as cover for the 27-year-old shot-stopper.
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