Tony Elumelu response to call of buying Man United


The chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Tony Elumelu, has responded to calls by Nigerians on buying English Premier League (EPL) club, Manchester United.

Nigerians have been mounting pressure on the Delta State-born billionaire to buy the top English club.

One of such Nigerians, Patrick Azubuike took to Twitter on Thursday and passionately appealed to Elumelu to lead other major investors in the country to buy the club.

“@TonyOElumelu please create a consortium of investors and buy @ManUtd. Please sir we’ve suffered for too long,” Azubuike pleaded.

Responding to the call, Elumelu said Manchester United IS a big club that any investor will not regret putting money into.

He, however, said global sports politics may not allow him to make such investment decision.

He said :”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???”