Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who’s the president of PSG and chairman of Qatar Sports activities Investments, met Daniel Levy, the chief chairman of Tottenham Hotspur, final week in a London resort.
Al-Khelaifi can also be the president of the European Membership Affiliation and Levy is a member of its government board.
QSI personal PSG and a minority stake in Portuguese membership Braga and they’re decided to purchase or spend money on extra golf equipment this 12 months.
Greater than 300 golf equipment world wide are a part of multi-club possession teams however QSI’s solely pursuits are in PSG and Braga. That may change in 2023 which is ready to be a 12 months of bold strategic acquisitions for QSI.
Many observers assumed QSI would take much less of an curiosity in soccer investments after the World Cup in Qatar, however precisely the alternative is prone to be the case.
Q&A on Qatar’s curiosity within the Premier League
Why do the Qataris need to spend money on PL?
They need to spend money on the Premier League as a result of they need to construct on the success of the World Cup. They consider the World Cup they hosted in November and December was probably the most profitable World Cup ever and so they need to construct on the success of the World Cup. They already personal PSG and so they personal a 23 per cent stake in Portuguese stake in Portuguese membership Braga however they need to personal extra golf equipment. We have been instructed that 2023 goes to be a 12 months of bold, strategic acquisitions so far as soccer is worried.
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Why did the PSG president meet with Daniel Levy?
“The president of PSG who additionally runs QSI had a gathering with Daniel Levy, the chief chairman of Tottenham. Now in our story I believe we have been cautious to say that the assembly wasn’t essentially concerning the Qataris investing in Spurs.
“Daniel Levy and Nasser Al-Khelaifi meet one another repeatedly as a result of they’re each concerned within the European Membership Affiliation. Nasser is the chairman and since 2021 Daniel Levy has been an government board member.
“So it’s not out of the bizarre for these two males to fulfill one another. So far as Spurs are involved the assembly between them was not concerning the Qataris investing in Spurs or buying a stake in Spurs.
“What we do know is that the Qataris are very excited about investing in a Premier League membership. For the time being fairly unusually a few of the greatest golf equipment should not essentially accessible on the market however accessible to be invested in you probably have the cash to take action.”
Is it an possibility for the Qataris to spend money on Liverpool and Man Utd?
“I believe it’s doubtlessly an possibility. The Qataris once they purchased PSG, I believe it was about 12 years in the past, and that was just for about £70m or £80m. It’s now price one thing between £3-4bn. It is a exceptional return.
“These golf equipment are in search of funding. It will be difficult for them to purchase United or Liverpool and even Spurs outright as a result of it’s tough to personal two main golf equipment.
“They would not need to personal the opposite golf equipment outright. With regards to Qatar, by no means say by no means. Folks thought it will be not possible for them to win the rights to host a World Cup.
“Folks stated it will be not possible for them to host the World Cup. Folks stated they could not transfer it to the winter and so they needed to have it within the winter however they did. I believe there could possibly be methods round it if that’s what they needed to do.”