Foot – Market – PSG
While several rumors circulate about Qatar’s future at PSG, bought by QSI in 2011, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi repeats that the Qataris have rejected several very important offers and that they have no intention of selling PSG.
Since 2011, the paris st germain it is in a new dimension. And not for nothing, it was on this date that the club from the capital passed under the Qatari flag. In fact, through his investment fund Qatar Sports Investmentsthe small Gulf state bought the psg for about 70 million euros. And in 11 years, QSI has made psg one of the most powerful brands in the world of sports. Although on a sporting level the lack of victory in the Champions League is sometimes commented on, on an economic level the results are impressive. However, some observers wonder what the Doha side’s strategy will be once the World Cup, which takes place in Qatar at the end of the year, is over. And for good reason, the initial idea of theEmir Al Thani was to use a soft power strategy to give Qatar credibility in the sports arena to justify hosting the World Cup on its soil. Therefore, it seems logical to ask about the future of QSI in the psg once this period has expired. In recent days, for BBC, Nasser Al-Khelaifi he was, however, resolutely optimistic. ” Imagine that there was no investment in recent years. Football would have collapsed, I promise you. We are an investment fund. We bought the club for 70 million euros. Since then we have received offers for billions. It’s the brand we’ve built as a real investment, in the men’s and women’s teams. People criticize because it is sovereign wealth explained the president of the psg.
Al-Khelaïfi adds a layer
According to information fromAbdullah Boulm, the Qataris have notably rejected a purchase offer of one billion euros, transmitted by a wealthy Chinese investor. Therefore, this represents a strong signal of QSI’s desire to remain in the psg. And it is not for less, when selling a club, bought for €70M 11 years ago, for more than a billion euros, the economic benefit is impressive. But that is not what Qatar is most interested in. What’s more, in an interview with the athletic, Nasser Al-Khelaifi holds a similar speech. ” For us, coming to PSG, think of it in the same way that if you are going to buy a small company, which loses money, then you have to inject and invest money. We bought PSG for €70M. Today it is worth several times that amount, and we have had great offers to buy the club. So where we come from shows that this is an investment project. We have developed the market in France and developed the television markets. Here at the ECA general meeting we hear new figures on the most watched games this year, with the first two involving PSG. We have added value to European football by spending at PSG “, launches the president of the psg. Therefore, the signals sent by Nasser Al-Khelaifiwho has become one of the most powerful men in European football, is quite clear about Qatar’s future in Paris.