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Apple Potentially Acquiring Machester United for £5.8 Billion
Seeing some whispers that Apple $AAPL is interested in buying Manchester United $MUFC for ~£5.8 billion as per @thetranscript

Would love to hear people's thoughts.
Is buying a football club a good move for Apple?
19%Yes
64%No
16%Unsure
31 VotesPoll ended on: 11/25/2022
Luka 🦉's avatar
What’s the goal in that?
Sascha Häusler's avatar
@stock.owl exclusive content
Luka 🦉's avatar
@valueisgrowth which content? You have no game broadcast rights just cause you buy the team… if appleTV wants to broadcast premiere league they should bid for broadcast right… buying a team will not change anything imo.
Sascha Häusler's avatar
@stock.owl thought of training and “home stories”. Realize stuff like that emerging. For example 24/7 series of famous 1.FC Köln 🤩😉
Joshua Simka's avatar
I see what you did there, @stock.owl ;)
SLT Research's avatar
Apple started to broadcast live sports on Apple TV+ in May I guess with Friday Night Baseball. More streaming platforms are getting into live sports like Prime Video for example (NFL, soccer in France ect..)

There’s no doubt that the Premier League is a very interesting market however I don’t see the necessity to be a club owner to enter this market.

Only high level thoughts here but if it happens I really don’t see the rationale
Luka 🦉's avatar
@slt_research I don’t know about UK but in Italy, buying a football team is done only to step up your lobbying power. There is not immediate economical return in the team itself.
Conor Mac's avatar
@stock.owl UK is becoming the playground for Middle eastern politicians and oil barrons.
Reasonable Yield's avatar
It doesn't seem like a huge expense for Apple, but likely a media tie-in of some sort.
Karan Malhotra's avatar
As a united fan, what? Can't run a football club for profit😂
Conor Mac's avatar
@karan10489 You don't want them running it for profit to be fair haha. Liverpool manage it.
Karan Malhotra's avatar
@investmenttalk is that why Liverpool is also for sale 😀
StockOpine's avatar
Imagine Utd haters just turning to Android. Extreme scenario but who knows?
Nonetheless, cannot see the rationale behind this acquisition 🤔
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Christian's avatar
I truly wouldn’t get this. I would say it’s a waste of money but tbh Apple has plenty of it so can’t say that lol
Conor Mac's avatar
@christian7621 you can waste money even if you have plenty of it 😂🫡
Christian's avatar
@investmenttalk idk can you really tho. Elon would’ve wasted money for Twitter then lol but he has plenty of it as well
Rihard Jarc's avatar
Seriously? Doesn't make much sense but ok :)
Christian's avatar
@rihardjarc they have too much money on their hands. Making bad decisions potentially lol
Rihard Jarc's avatar
@christian7621 Wait till they roll out the VR headset, than their "metaverse" concept starts to come & the money will fly fast ;)
Christian's avatar
@rihardjarc very true
Joshua Simka's avatar
Just rumors... $AAPL doesn't make big acquisitions. Their biggest to date has been beats for USD $3B. You mean to tell me they're in the market to spend twice that...on a sports team?
Christian's avatar
@tomato desperate times call for desperate measures lol
Porchester ✳️'s avatar
Not sure how much we can trust an exclusive from the Daily Star….!
Conor Mac's avatar
@porchester I agree lol
Jensen Butler's avatar
I’m here for it

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