Owner of OGC Nice, billionaire Jim Ratcliffe could also take over Manchester United. Eager according to the English media to buy the club, the owner of Ineos could count on a prestigious reinforcement at his side. In this case, the star of Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton.
Seeing top athletes invest in other sectors is becoming more and more common. This reality also does not escape the Formula 1 driver: Lewis Hamilton. Over the next few months, whoever plays alongside Mercedes could invest in football, specifically at Manchester United.
For the past few days, the billionaire owner of OGC Nice, Jim Ratcliffe, has been announced as a contender for the takeover of the Mancunians. Knowledge of Hamilton, the two men could join in this project to take over the club. If the sportsman left doubt on these assertions, the latter nevertheless did not close any door: “This is the first time that I have heard of it. I did not have time to discuss with Jim (… ) I haven’t received a call from him asking me if I want to get involved in this project, but I want to get more and more involved in the teams », he confided during a interview transcribed by the Daily Mail.
Hamilton in proposed Chelsea takeover
Proof of his desire to invest in football, Hamilton was announced a few months ago as a contender for the takeover of Chelsea, alongside Martin Broughton. The pilot was even delighted to have such an opportunity: « When I heard about this opportunity, I was like « wow », it’s a great chance to be part of something so great. . » But it was ultimately the American billionaire Todd Boehly who took over the club.
While waiting to find out if a Ratcliffe-Hamilton duo could see the light of day with the Red Devils, the latter recently became co-owner of the Denver Broncos. An entry into US sport can be a harbinger of a future in football.