The British billionaire has been flirting with the prospect of buying his childhood club for several months as many United fans pine for a new owner. The Glazer family finally put the club up for sale in November after intense pressure from supporters who have been demanding changes.
Formula 1 star Hamilton has a strong relationship with Ratcliffe. Not only is the 70-year-old a part-owner of his Mercedes team, but the two Brits are also friends and Hamilton has openly said he sees the billionaire as more of a partner than a boss.
The seven-time world champion has also made it very clear that he is keen to get more involved in the ownership of sports teams. He is already an investor in NFL franchise the Denver Broncos and made it clear he would be open to adding a stake in Manchester United to his sizeable business empire.
“Jim’s part boss but partner – I’d say we’re more partners because we’re in this together and I hope in future to do something with Jim and build with him,” said Hamilton last year. “I don’t know where that will be or what that will be, so I can’t really say
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