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Aaron Ramsey praises potential Manchester United owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe

OGC Nice midfielder Aaron Ramsey has praised club president and potential Manchester United owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

Ratcliffe is one of two bidders making moves to buy United. Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani is the other. Elliott Management wants to finance either buyer.

Ratcliffe’s INEOS purchased Ligue 1 club Nice in August 2019. They also own Lausanne Sports Football Club, acquired in November 2017.

Ramsey joined Nice this summer on a free transfer after leaving Juventus. After struggling at first, he has become a mainstay for interim boss Didier Digard.

The midfielder is the new Wales national team captain following Gareth Bale’s retirement. He spoke at their press conference about life in France and the British billionaire as they begin their 2024 European Championship qualifying campaign against Croatia and Latvia.

Ramsey said (via Independent): “It has been quite nice, really enjoyable. There are worse places in the world to be playing.”

“The owner is very passionate and very invested in Nice. He wants to take Nice all the way to the top. It is a great project to be a part of. It just feels like a family-oriented club.”

Ratcliffe and his team spoke with representatives of United on Friday as they visited Old Trafford and the Carrington training complex. 

The 70-year-old and club representatives spoke about the football and financial side of the deal. The discussions reportedly went well.

Ratcliffe has big ambitions at Nice. They have made big money signings such as Terem Moffi from Lorient for €30 million.

Despite a poor start to the campaign under Lucien Favre, Nice have started to climb up the table under Digard.

They are now up to seventh in Ligue 1. They have also secured a place in the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League with a win over Sheriff Tiraspol.

Nice will face Basel in the last eight of the competition.

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