United will only have £100m to spend next summer, even if they are acquired by Qatari billionaire Sheikh Jassim.
Late last year, the Glazers announced that they were open to ceding Man United or selling shares. Last Friday was said to be the third deadline for the parties to submit an offer to buy Man United. Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe have both submitted offers with the ambition of acquiring MU.
However, Man United’s transfer budget is still limited because of Financial Fair Play. The only way MU can make more money on transfers is to sell players.
Man United are close to finishing in the top 4 of the Premier League this season. MU also won the Carabao Cup and reached the FA Cup final this season. However, coach Ten Hag himself is not sure about the transfer budget this summer.
When asked if he had the transfer budget needed to execute his plans this summer, Ten Hag replied: “I don’t. I cannot influence this, nor do I know. The only thing I know is that Man United is one of the biggest clubs in the world and one of the top two biggest clubs in the world by fan base. So I think this team needs to compete in the biggest tournaments.
But in football you need money to build a squad because in the end the quality of the players determines whether you succeed or not.”
The Athletic claim that Man United can only spend £ 100 million next summer, even if it is acquired by wealthy owner Sheikh Jassim.