Owners of Paris and Tottenham, meeting last week
Qatari capital is trying to advance into the English professional football Premier League (EPL) .
British media BBC reported on the morning of the 11th (Korean time) that Qatar Sports Investments, the owner of Paris Saint-Germain club in France’s Ligue 1, is seeking to purchase a stake in the EPL club. Rumors are circulating that it will take over Manchester United and Liverpool, which have been put up for sale, but Qatar Sports Investments said it is considering investing in a minority stake in the EPL club. Qatar Sports Investments has already secured a stake in Portuguese league Braga. 토토
It is difficult due to regulations for Qatar Sports Investments to take over an EPL club. This is because the European Football Federation (UEFA) prohibits individuals and corporations from managing and operating more than one club. That’s why it emphasizes minority equity investment rather than acquisition of EPL clubs, but it is clear that Qatar Sports Investments is expanding its business area to England after France. It is like participating in the EPL ‘shopping’ with oil money in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia’s sovereign capital has already acquired EPL Newcastle United.
Speculation is circulating that EPL’s Tottenham Hotspur will be Qatar Sports Investments’ first investment destination. This is because Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chairman of Qatar Sports Investments and owner of Paris, met Daniel Levy, owner of Tottenham, in London last week.