Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al-Thani’s dream transfer shortlist has been disclosed following his withdrawal from the Manchester United takeover competition.
News emerged Saturday evening that Sheikh Jassim and his Qatari consortium had decided to withdraw from the race to acquire the Old Trafford club.
In light of this, British billionaire and INEOS chief Sir Jim Ratcliffe is now poised to finalize an agreement to purchase a 25 percent stake in United.
Reports indicate that Sheikh Jassim made a last-minute effort to strike a deal with the Glazers but was unsuccessful.
In the wake of the Qatari’s exit from the takeover race, United has purportedly missed signing three world-class players.
According to German news outlet BILD(viaThe Sun), Sheikh Jassim was planning a move for Paris Saint Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe.
The Frenchman’s current contract with PSG is set to expire at the end of the season and looks likely to join Real Madrid.
Despite that, Sheikh Jassim was hoping to use his financial power to lure Mbappe away from Madrid.
The report also claimed that the Qatari banker was targeting two of Mbappe’s international teammates.
Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga and Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman were on Sheikh Jassim’s dream transfer shortlist.
A move for either player would have been tough as their respective contracts are valid until 2027.
With Prior to his move to Spain,Camavingawas on United’s radar when he was still playing for French side Rennes.
Now, it is likely that he will play a key role in Madrid’s midfield with the likes of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric getting towards the latter stages of their careers.