Sheikh Jassim could ‘buy Spurs’ if Man Utd bid fails as Qatari seeks a ‘Premier League footprint’

Sheikh Jassim could ‘buy Spurs’ if Man Utd bid fails as Qatari seeks a ‘Premier League footprint’

Sheikh Jassim is expected to turn his attention to another Premier League club if he fails in his bid to buy Manchester United, according to Mark Ogden.

The Qatari banker and British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe are the two parties going head to head for the ownership of the Premier League.

The latter is reportedly leading the race as his bid would allow the Glazer family to stay in a smaller capacity.

Negotiations are at an advanced stage with Sheikh Jassim eager to gain complete ownership.

A report on Tuesday evening stated that the Qatari has increased his final bid for the club and has made it clear he wants to purchase 100 per cent of the club and will clear their debt in the process.

Sheikh Jassim is a lifelong United fan and is refusing to give up after becoming the first prospective owner to publicly confirm a bid.

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Should he fail to buy the Red Devils, he could turn his attention elsewhere, according to ESPN journalist Mark Ogden.

Odgen says Sheikh Jassim is keen to establish himself in the Premier League with Manchester City owned by Abu Dhabi and Newcastle United owned by Saudi Arabia.

One club namedropped by the journalist is Tottenham, who the Qatari billionaire could turn his attention to if his United bid is unsuccessful.

“They want the Premier League footprint,” Ogden told The United Stand.

“Somebody told me recently, they said that if the Qataris don’t buy Manchester United, they’ll be back and they might end up buying Tottenham.

“He said, look, if you’ve got Manchester City owned by Abu Dhabi, you’ve got Newcastle owned by Saudi Arabia, if Qataris maybe buy Tottenham, then you’ve got three clubs who can pull away.

“Every year, it would be United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal fighting for fourth spot, which is quite a terrifying prospect for [them].”

Spurs fans have been in full voice as of late as they push to get current owner Daniel Levy out of the club.

The north Londoners are without a trophy in 15 years, could lose Harry Kane this summer and have consistently got their managerial appointments wrong since Mauricio Pochettino was sacked in November 2019.

Antonio Conte was dismissed in April and replaced by his assistant Cristian Stellini until the end of the season in what was an extremely bizarre decision.

Stellini lasted a grand total of four games in charge before Ryan Mason was promoted to caretaker boss for the second time in his coaching career.

The possibility of a new owner would greatly excite Spurs fans and Sheikh Jassim would certainly be willing to invest in the club.

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