Todd Boehly cited after 'huge' Man United takeover twist - 'out of nowhere'
Alan Hutton has urged Man United against ending up in a “Todd Boehly situation”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham and Aston Villa defender said that the next owner of United, if they are taken over, shouldn’t have the “overall say” in transfers.
Late last year, the Glazers announced that they would be exploring options surrounding a takeover of the club that included a buyer purchasing a minority stake, or even a full takeover.
Since then, Qatari billionaire Sheikh Jassim and Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe, have submitted competing offers for the club.
Earlier this month (1 May), The Telegraph reported that Ratcliffe’s bid for a majority stake in the Manchester club includes a demand for immediate control of transfers from the moment a potential deal is agreed.
But Hutton insisted it’s not the best idea for owners to be involved in recruitment.
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“At the end of the day they buy the club and are spending huge money, they are probably right to have a say,” he told Football Insider.
“But you would hope that you have got the right people in charge of your recruitment already. You do not want a Todd Boehly situation where you are buying any player and trying to fit them in, it does not work and we have seen that.
“Ultimately you do not want a new owner coming in out of nowhere and having the overall say, even though it is his money. I just think that can work against you.
“If you have the right people in charge of recruitment, why go against them when they have done the hard work already.”
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