Chairman of Heirs Holdings Tony Elumelu has responded to suggestion coming from social media that he form a consortium to buy Manchester United.
Fans made their way into the club’s Carrington training ground on Thursday to protest against the Glazer Family, owners of the club.
The protest is coming following Manchester United decision to join 11 other clubs in starting the now dead European Super League.
Reacting to the development, a Twitter user @victorpazubuike urged Elumelu to “create a consortium of investors” to buy the club.
“Chairman @TonyOElumelu please create a consortium of investors and buy @ManUtd. Please sir we’ve suffered for too long,” he tweeted.
The 58 year old renowned economist responded by saying any investor would jump at the offer to own a stake at the Manchester club, but stated his reservation being global sports politics.
“Lol. I know Man United has a solid fan base that is fiercely loyal to the club. Any investor will jump at an offer to own a piece of it… but global sports politics???” he tweeted.
lol. I know Man United has a solid fan base that is fiercely loyal to the club. Any investor will jump at an offer to own a piece of it… but global sports politics??? https://t.co/yzcYKIJWP9
— Tony O. Elumelu, CON (@TonyOElumelu) April 22, 2021