Bid accepted: Britain’s richest man ready to buy French club Nice for £90 million
4 June 2019
Previously linked with Chelsea, Sir Jim Ratcliffe has had a bid accepted for French Ligue 1 outfit OGC Nice.
The deal crashed in February, but latest reports say they’ve made “significant progress” with their new £90 million offer.
Britain’s richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, has had a £90 million bid accepted to buy Ligue 1 side OGC Nice, according to a French news outlet, Nice-Matin.
Ratcliffe, who has an estimated fortune of £21 billion, tried to buy the club in February but didn’t succeed. At that time a £77 million deal was reported, but owner Chien Lee, a Chinese-American entrepreneur and owner of Barnsley FC, changed his mind at the last minute after the club president, Ganaye Gauthier, told him the club was worth far more, writes The Sun.