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"They're a sleeping giant.." - Mark Goldbridge fears Qatar could buy another club as Man Utd takeover drags on

"They're a sleeping giant.." - Mark Goldbridge fears Qatar could buy another club as Man Utd takeover drags on

The protracted sale of United is now into its eighth month.

Mark Goldbridge fears Qatar could try to buy another Premier League club as the sale of Manchester United continues to drag on.

The sale of United is now into its eighth month and is unlikely to be completed before the start of the new season, with Erik ten Hag's side facing Wolves in their opening Premier League match on August 14.

British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani have both submitted several bids for United.

Sky Sports News reported last month that Sheikh Jassim's fifth and final offer of around £5bn - which is for 100 per cent of the club - is the most likely to be accepted.

But banking group Raine, which is handling the sale on behalf of the Glazers, is yet to confirm if a bid has been successful – or even name a preferred bidder.

The protracted sale has led to speculation the Glazers could change their mind and choose to keep the Premier League club.

Goldbridge: Spurs are a 'sleeping giant'

United supporter and YouTube presenter Goldbridge fears other clubs could take advantage of the situation and believes United are not the only attractive investment opportunity in the Premier League.

Responding to claims that Tottenham are a 'sleeping giant' of English football, Goldbridge said on talkSPORT: "If you look at Spurs and you look at the stadium and you look at the they're a London club. He's right. They are a sleeping giant.

"If someone like Abu Dhabi or Elon Musk or Qatar or someone like that. But they're the next club that if I was a multi-billionaire and I was looking what Newcastle and Man City have done, Spurs would be it.

"They've already got the stadium, they've already got the infrastructure, they've got the fans. They're based in London. You buy the club and all you need to do is spend money on transfers.

"And actually Spurs over the last few years I've read this before that when it comes to financial fair play, they're a club that can actually spend a lot because they don’t spend that much in relation to what their outgoings are, apparently.

"So he's right in that sense. But whether their current owners would actually give it up or not, that's another thing."

Featured Image Credit: Getty & talkSPORT

Topics: Manchester United, Football, Premier League, Sheikh Jassim, Mark Goldbridge, Tottenham Hotspur