One of the most striking parts of Sheikh Jassim’s takeover offer for Manchester United is the Qatari investor’s quiet profile.
He declined to visit Old Trafford for talks with The Raine Group, instead sending a group led by Shahzad Shahbaz, the president of the Nine Two Foundation, according to The Mail.
The Athletic recently reported that “representatives for Sheikh Jassim say he is not someone who wants to be in the public eye — the handful of photographs of him available online are evidence of this — and it would have felt presumptuous to make himself visible.”
New image of Sheikh Jassim
Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, the third son of former Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, has a new picture.
The new image was discovered on his father’s Instagram profile, where he had posted an image with his three sons the night before.
He wrote on Instagram, “With the boys Jassim, Saheem bin Khalid, and Fahad.”
On the right, Sheikh Jassim is wearing a maroon shirt.
Sheikh Jassim is fighting against Sir Jim Ratcliffe to acquire Manchester United, and minority bidders have proposals on the table as well.
This image demonstrates that he is still in Qatar, as expected while awaiting the outcome of the process.
He has made five bids, the most recent of which is assumed to be the final offer. According to a recent Reuters article, his offer is ‘favored’ by the Glazers.
There is no timetable for a resolution, and fans are concerned that the Glazers may drag this out for weeks.