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Sir Jim Ratcliffe ‘targets’ £140m double transfer for Manchester United

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Sir Jim Ratcliffe ‘targets’ double transfer for Manchester United

As a Manchester United enthusiast, the news about Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his involvement with the club is particularly exciting, especially with the prospect of a £140 million double transfer.

Ratcliffe, the founder of INEOS, is close to finalizing a minority takeover at Manchester United. He’s set to purchase a 25% stake, marking a significant shift in the club’s direction.

Under his guidance, there’s a noticeable shift towards investing in home-grown talent. The Daily Mail report that Sir Jim Ratcliffe aims to change the current transfer policy at United, focusing more on nurturing domestic players.

Manchester United interested in signing Brentford's Ivan Toney
Manchester United interested in signing Brentford’s Ivan Toney

Among the names being considered are Marc Guehi from Crystal Palace and Ivan Toney from Brentford, both of whom are England internationals and would command a hefty price tag, with a combined cost of around £140 million.

Ratcliffe’s takeover isn’t just about injecting funds into the club; it also brings a strategic change. With a hands-on role in United’s football operations, he plans to work alongside the Glazer family initially.

His approach is expected to be backed by Sir Dave Brailsford, known for his successful sporting ventures with Ratcliffe. This partnership hints at a more data-driven and performance-focused future for the club, drawing on Ratcliffe’s and Brailsford’s experience in sports science and analytics.

Manchester United target Crystal Palace centre-back Marc Guehi to bolster their defence in January .
Manchester United target Crystal Palace centre-back Marc Guehi to bolster their defence in January. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

For Manchester United fans, this signifies a hopeful future. Ratcliffe’s investment and strategic shift could herald a new era for the club, one that emphasizes sustainable growth through home-grown talent and modern management techniques.

While the immediate excitement revolves around the potential signings of Guehi and Toney, the long-term implications of Ratcliffe’s takeover could be even more transformative for the club​.

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Both Guehi and Toney will be extremely expensive for the club. There is no point in getting too excited about these transfers until they actually happen.

Written by Pranav Kannan

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