In line with SB Nation’s NetsDaily through Russia media stories, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has expressed an curiosity in taking on Manchester United.
It’s claimed that the 55-year-old want to return to possession of knowledgeable sports activities staff after holding a majority stake in NBA staff Brooklyn Nets for nine-and-half-years till September 2019.
United’s present homeowners, the Glazer household, have a bitter standing with the present fanbase owing to their obvious lack of funding into the staff and the truth that they aren’t soccer fanatics per se.
In line with Forbes, Prokhorov has a internet value that’s 2.4 instances bigger than your complete Glazer household at $11.3 billion, in comparison with the Glazer’s last recorded figure of $4.7 billion.
From Russian media
“In line with shut contacts in Moscow, Mikhail Prokhorov, a billionaire, political and former proprietor of Brooklyn Nets, is taken with shopping for Manchester United. It’s reported that he’s able to return to the sports activities trade. Identified to be only a request.”
— NetsDaily (@NetsDaily) September 16, 2020
Within the 9 full seasons that Prokhorov held a controlling portion of the Nets, the Brooklyn outfit reached the playoffs simply 4 instances, shedding all however one in all these season-defining collection within the first spherical.
While many United supporters want to see the tip of the Glazers’ reign, Prokhorov is under no circumstances a assured improve.
The Russian made a number of extraordinarily poor choices which damage the Nets up till their relative revival following his departure during the last yr.
Prokhorov gave up severe draft capital to facilitate trades of veteran star Joe Johnson, in addition to future Corridor of Famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, all because the trio approached the tip of their careers.