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Confirmed, the reason why Jim Ratcliffe rejected to sign Benzema for United

By Mario Perez

Confirmed, the reason why Jim Ratcliffe rejected to sign Benzema for United

The British billionaire would have surprisingly discarded the signing of the Frenchman

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Manchester United’s minority stakeholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe could sadden the fans of the Red Devils in the next few days after having given up on the signing of Karim Benzema for the Mancunian institution, which would be undoubtedly a great surprise for United’s entourage, given that many fans consider the Frenchman a potential new Cantona for the club.

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However, according to the Mancunian journal Manchester Evening Standard, the British billionaire would have been forced to take a wise decision for the Red Devils instead of following the ambition of granting the French superstar’s arrival to the club, a possibility that these days wouldn’t be financially viable for the institution.

In this sense, following the information given by these sources, the INEO’s board would be fearing violating the rules of the UEFA Financial Fair Play in case of securing the arrival of Benzema to Old Trafford, which would have been ended up with the options of the Red Devils to sign the Al Ittihad superstar.

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INEOS’s board would already have several alternatives to the Frenchman

For this reason, Manchester United would be then seeking for new signings to fill the position of center forward in Erik Ten Hag’s team, with several options such as Serhou Guirassy, Joshua Zirkzee, Brian Brobbey and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in INEOS’ board’s wish list to improve the attack of the team.


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