Elon Musk could be seeking to purchase a top soccer club after his much-anticipated deal with Twitter has fizzled out.
The world’s richest man proclaimed he is buying Manchester United in a tweet Tuesday, though it’s unclear if the eccentric billionaire was serious or only offering more bizarre bluster.
“Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome,” the Tesla CEO tweeted.
The random post comes after he also randomly tweeted “To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party!”
Manchester United is one of the best-known brands in the sporting world with a record 20 league titles in England and has also won the European Cup three times.
The team is owned by the Glazer family. They did not immediately return a message from Reuters seeking comment.
The Glazer family bought the team for $955.51 million in 2005, but have faced fans’ ire for the team’s recent lack of success on the field.
Musk also did not return a message seeking comment.
The soccer club was valued at $4.6 billion as of May, according to Forbes. Its market capitalization was $2.08 billion at the close of the stock market Tuesday.
Musk also claimed he was going to buy Twitter earlier this year and even reached a deal to scoop up the social media company for $44 billion. But he then pulled back the agreement, claiming the company wasn’t fully disclosing the number of fake accounts on the site.
The company then sued Musk to force him to go through with the deal that would be a boon for Twitter stockholders.
With Post wires
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