Glazers make LAUGHABLE offer as Man Utd takeover pressure mounts

Tom Weber
Tom Weber
  • Updated: 12 Jun 2023 13:14 BST
  • 3 min read
Glazer brothers, Man Utd, 2022/23
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Manchester United are reportedly about to submit a bid for Mason Mount - but this offer may enrage Red Devils fans.

Erik ten Hag wants to bring Chelsea's Mason Mount to Old Trafford and some progress has already been made on that front. The player wants to move, but the two sides have been haggling over his transfer fee for some time.

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Chelsea are said to want €80 million for their star midfielder, but United have no intention of paying that much. Thus far, the Blues have not budged from their valuation, hence the stalling of the move in recent times. Fresh reports, however, suggest that Manchester United are now readying a bid.

But whether this will soften Chelsea's stance is questionable because, according to the Daily Mail, the offer is set to be a low one, closer to United's estimation of the player's worth than the Blues'. This may jeopardise the negotiations and reinforce the negative image of the current owners, the Glazers.

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Indeed, as long as the takeover battle between Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe drags on, United are unable to pay significant fees and their summer business is completely at the mercy of the Glazers, who are not prepared to sink any money into transfers with a sale imminent. This is causing unrest everywhere from head coach Erik ten Hag down to the fans.

Mason Mount
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Takeover criticism

In fact, one vocal critic of the Glazers, club legend Gary Neville, has once again launched a tirade against the Americans as they continue to drag their feet in the takeover process.

"Honestly," Neville said recently, "I think everyone has got to the point whereby what the Glazers do, they erode every little last bit of energy out of everything that they do."

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"The fans have had enough, they want them out and I think to be fair – it’s sad, really, that it’s come to that but that’s exactly how I think everybody feels."

"They know nothing about Manchester or the north-west of England and the tradition of football in this part," he added. "They have not embedded themselves in the local culture."

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