While South Africans were still embroiled in the Tottenham Hotspur dispute, Manchester United reportedly sent a sponsorship request to South African Tourism
Rebecca Davis of The Daily Maverick wrote: “The presentation specifies that the total value of the sponsorship deal between SA Tourism and Tottenham Hotspur FC would be £42.5 million over three years, which converts to R910,997,814.75 in South African currency, or approximately one billion rand.” – Here is the complete tale.
Manchester United submitted an offer.
According to a handful of photographs circulating on social media, Manchester United, a team in financial ruin, is rumored to have asked Mzansi to switch allegiance from Spurs to United.
A verifiable video demonstrates that #mufc approached ‘South African Tourism’ about sponsoring their shirts. The cargo was received by their chief executive officer, Themba Khumalo. pic.twitter.com/ZsMcz5E4Xs
5.02.2023 — UtdChronicles (@UtdChronicIes)
Olly Barrant, a correspondent for Features Stories News, reported that Manchester United did not reject the accusations and that the club routinely sends proposals to potential partners.
“Manchester United says:
“Although we do not comment on confidential sales processes, it is not uncommon for us to create simulated assets of this nature for prospective partners,” the club informed Barrant.
There is never a guarantee that these processes will result in sponsorship agreements, according to the report.
What does Manchester United say?
“Although we do not comment on confidential sales processes, it is not uncommon for us to generate mockups of such assets for potential partners. Such processes are never likely to result in sponsorship deals.”
— Olly Barratt (2 February 2023, @ollybarratt)