Manchester United likely to invest in ISL: Struggling on and off the field, East Bengal Football Club is in talks over ownership with several of the world’s biggest clubs, including English Premier League major Manchester United. If one of the oldest football clubs in the country gets the support of Manchester United, then it will be a big change in Indian football.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, is playing an important role in fulfilling this agreement. He told the media that the “Red Devils’ are in talks with Manchester United and a few others and the picture will be clear in about two weeks.”
East Bengal was also in talks with the Bangladesh-based Basundhara Group, but no settlement was reached. Breaking the silence for the first time on the issue, Ganguly said on Tuesday, “Yes, we have spoken to him and other people as well. With whom we will have to wait for another 10-12 days to know with whom the agreement will be completed.”
Manchester United likely to invest in ISL
Asked if the European football giant is coming as investors, the former Indian cricket star said, “No-no (they are coming) they will come here as club owners.” However, Ganguly refused to elaborate on this. Ganguly said, “It will take some time and the talks reach a level then we will comment. I will speak only after something is decided.”
The team’s performance has been affected due to off-field issues. Bengaluru’s Quess Corp left the team after two years despite a three-year deal. , When he failed to find investors in the 2020-21 season, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee got him signed with Shree Cement.
This association, however, did not hold true for East Bengal as their executive committee refused to sign the final agreement, claiming discrepancies in the agreement. Due to these controversies, the team finished ninth in its first season of the ISL and last in the table in the last season.