While some believe Qatar could sell Paris Saint-Germain after the World Cup, Nasser Al-Khelaifi has received an offer to buy 10% of the club for 300 million euros.
More than 11 years after buying PSG from Colony Capital for a total of 100 million euros, Qatar Sports Investments has made the capital club one of the biggest franchises in the world. With Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé, the Paris football club is prospering, but inevitably with the start of the World Cup in Qatar, the question of the sustainability of the Emir’s investment in PSG is looming. Especially since this Saturday, L’Equipe says that an American investment fund has sent Tamim ben Hamad Al Thani a proposal to buy 10 to 15% of Paris Saint-Germain. If we consider the current valuation of the club from the capital, the acquisition of 10% of PSG is estimated at 300 million euros, i.e. the total price of Olympique de Marseille according to the rumors about the demands of Frank McCourt. There is, however, one clarification that clearly changes the game in this American offer for Paris.
Qatar has no intention of selling PSG
On the eve of the kick-off of the World Cup, a look back at the course of Paris Saint-Germain players in the final phase of the competition.
🔙 Act 5️⃣, the 2018 edition ⤵️
— Paris Saint Germain (@PSG_inside) November 19, 2022
Faced with this proposal received a few weeks ago, QSI’s position seems completely clear, the Qatari leaders do not intend to sell 10, 15 or even 100% of Paris Saint-Germain. While the club has invested heavily in its training center and continues to implement a ruthless marketing policy, sources close to the Emir told the sports daily that the very idea of a transfer from PSG was not on today’s agenda. But anyway, on the side of the Parc des Princes, we already know that investors are ready to pounce to afford the champions of France whose global image is obviously a huge asset. The only danger obviously concerns all the cases that revolve around Nasser Al-Khelaifi, but here again we remain very calm within the governing bodies of Paris Saint-Germain.