At least that’s how it shows a recent report signed by the Daily Star newspaper, which indicates that Tim Cook has shown interest in the company acquiring what is considered one of the most successful sports teams in the United Kingdom.
To be specific, and according to the aforementioned report, Apple would be considering paying about 6.9 billion dollars for the First League team to the Glazers, who initially sought to obtain about 9.9 billion dollars for the team.
However, now they decided to sell to the highest bidder, with which the figures have begun to jump. According to economist Kieran Maguire, for example, the possible sale of Manchester United could become the most expensive in history, calculating that the club could be sold for 5 billion pounds (just over 6,068 million dollars). ).In this way, and according to the aforementioned report, Apple would seek to discuss the agreement to take over the team and “explore new unspecified opportunities” that the property of Manchester United can bring to the Big Tech business.
With this in mind, the report details that Tim Cook has begun to organize talks with certain banks to supervise the sale.
Apple, the new owner of Manchester United?
Among the plans that Apple would have around the famous soccer team is the possible construction of a new stadium, which would make sense if we consider the obvious renovation needs at Old Trafford, current home of “Man U”
For now, nothing is confirmed by any of the parties involved; However, if this rumor comes true, Apple would be acquiring a property that would allow it to make a name for itself in the world of sports, a field that it has been exploring on different fronts for some time.
Although the company doesn’t have a real sports team, it has been toying with the idea of a fictional one run by Ted Lasso, which it has used to promote its actions around the most recent World Cup.
Additionally, we cannot lose sight of the fact that Apple TV+ has gained a presence in football coverage thanks to a recent agreement with the United States Major Soccer League.