Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman is preparing a whopping £4billion bid to buy English Premier League club Manchester United. Bin Salman, whose total worth is all about £1trillion is hoping to meet United owners Joel and Avram Glazer in the Middle East in coming weeks.
The Glazer family, who bought United in 2005, will bank a massive profit of £2.2bn if a deal is done. Their £790 million purchase was heavily leveraged in debt – a factor that has never made them popular with the Old Trafford fans.
Who is Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman?
Mohammad bin Salman, 33 is a son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. It is said that family are said to be worth close to massive £1 trillion. Yes, you read it right! £1 trillion.
So buying Manchester United is surely not a problem for Mohammad bin Salman. If reports are to be believed Bin Salman will be looking to buy Red Devils from Glazer family for about £3 billion.
He bought the world’s most expensive home back in 2015. In 2015, it is rumoured that he splashed £230m on a stunning mansion in France, just west of Paris.
The mansion is built across 50,000 sq ft, it has 10 bedrooms, an indoor and outdoor pool and a moat circled by an aquarium. It is known as Chateau Louis XIV.
Mohammad bin Salman also owns a superyacht. He splashed over £380 million on this amazing yacht which he purchased from Russian vodka tycoon Yuri Shefler in 2015.
Football fan Mohammad bin Salman loves art as well. According to reports, he purchased a rare Leonardo da Vinci painting for massive £ 340m. However, reports were rubbished later and the painting is on display at the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Mohammad bin Salman is friends with some big names as well. His friends’ list includes Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and The Queen. Despite his public status, bin Salman leads a very private personal life. However, it is also rumoured in his homeland that he has four wives.