Sheikh Mansour could become Wanderers new owner
Last season’s runners up Western Sydney Wanderers are on the market for just over £8.5m.
Wanderers who only came into existence in 2012 are owned by the Football Federation of Australia, who are now accepting bids for the side.
Tony popovic’s men had a stellar first season, making it all the way to the Grand Final before losing to Central Coast Mariners.
Having strengthened over the summer look like a good bet to finish highly again.
Manchester City, a German side and another Premier League team that have yet to be named are all believed to be in the running for the club.
According to the Brisbane Times, The Australian Financial Review reported that Manchester CIty had asked for a document detailing “Western Sydney’s finances, staff, members, sponsors and their community engagement.”
Should the sale of Wanderers go through this wouldn’t be the first Australian side to be owned from abroad.
David Traktovenko owned Zenit St Petersburg while having a stake in Sydney FC, While the Bakrie Group which owns stakes in football club’s the world over, has the controlling interest in Brisbane Roar.
Though Wanderers are in a healthy financial position, It is understood that the FFA want a quick sale.