Why i want to buy back my former club, Manchester United – David Beckham

Why i want to buy back my former club, Manchester United - David Beckham

David Beckham, a former Manchester United midfielder, is ready to meet with potential buyers to take over the club after The Glazers announced their intention to sell.

Beckham cannot afford to buy Manchester United on his own. However, he could be part of an investment consortium because prospective buyers may want to enlist him to increase their chances of winning the race to buy United.

The Glazers, who bought Man United for £790million back in 2005, put the Old Trafford club on the market on Tuesday. Mirror Football understands the family is looking for as much as £8billion to sell – a fee that eclipses the £2.5bn Todd Boehly paid for Chelsea.

The Financial Times reports that Beckham’s affinity with Manchester United fans is attractive to a potential buyer who could get the former midfielder on board to help secure the club’s purchase.

Beckham has been approached by investors in the past who have been interested in purchasing Man United. These talks never progressed, but there is hope this time around given the Glazers’ announcement to sell.

In an interview with Sky Sports in May, Beckham announced “there are changes to be made and changes that are happening” at Man United.

He added: “There are not many teams to have gone through what they’ve gone through in the past few years and still [be] filling out their stadium. There will be changes.”