"Any evidence to suggest they might or are thinking of doing so? "
They are interested in making money. So clearly if it's an option that will make them money, as shown by other companies, they will consider it.
Supposedly they are waiting on the performance of the Prada float and see how that gets on...
I personally don't think its likely.
The thing is, its perfect short term for clearing debt and allowing us to flex our financial muscles properly, but long term?
Its not likely to be stable, and with owners like the Glazers, or a family, or one man, rather than 'the market', we are going to be much more stable.
Of course somebody might end up buying all the shares again, but for God's sake don't make it a leveraged buyout. Maybe Bill Gates :)
Two points on this tho, firstly I'm sure that the income from finishing in the top 2 consistently, reaching at least the semi's of the CL consistently and also getting to FA Cup finals/semi's and CL finals etc have been a big contributer. What if we don't maintain that?
Secondly, I don't think that £50m is enough. That might sound a bit arrogant but I don't mean to be. Last season Fergie spent £30m which is a respectable amount but the choice he had to make was, do I spend £30m on a world class player or do I spend on 3 potental future stars or potential flops. There's nothing wrong with the choice he made, but sometimes you need to buy a combination of the big names and the potential future young talent, and I don't believe £50m will be enough to do that this summer (especially when we've already spent £16-20m of that on Jones)
lol are you serious? 50 million is not enough?
a) 50 million is more than enough, 50 million would be enough for any team in this league. anyone spending more than 50 million is overspending on players. if we do so, we will be overspending with dire consequences.
b) i believe my predictions have all come true to a T. goalie, winger and young midfielder. i think the spending is done. anything else with be excessive and only needed if say nani or berbatov is leaving. by the way the addition of the cost of the three players coming in: young, De Gea and jones is about 50 million. i am guessing the transfer budget around this value
c) it is a terrible world of football were 50 million is not enough in someone's opinion for a team that just won the league, never below a quarter final of any cup competition and every key player available for at least 2-3 yrs. with 5 youngster playing at the u-21 as we speak.
nothing annoys me with the we must spend to do this and that opinion yet we dont spend and we still do the this and that we we needed the money to do in their opinion in the first place. does anyone advocating we need to spend think we will not challenge on every level next yr? people really need to come off it. we are not buying that foreign named technical youtube star. let it go.
i am beginning to think the greed of the glazers were sent to us to prove that you can be financially smart and challenge for all honours. whats more money bags does not mean successful football. it must be used right.