PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi ‘meets with Daniel Levy in a London hotel’ with the French giant’s Qatari owners ‘looking to invest in a Premier League club’… with both Liverpool and Man United on the hunt for buyers
- PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi met Daniel Levy at a London hotel last week
- Al-Khelaifi also operates as the chairman of the Qatar Sports Investments group
- He is president of the European Clubs Association where Levy is on the board
- QSI – who own a stake in Braga – are looking to invest in further football clubs
PSG president and chairman of Qatar Sports Investments Nasser Al-Khelaifi met with Daniel Levy, with the French side’s owners looking to invest in a Premier League side.
Al-Khelaifi met with the Tottenham executive chairman at a London hotel last week as the Qatari group seek to change their ownership approach in part of an ambitious strategic shift in 2023, according to Sky.
Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool are both looking for external buyers or investors.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi (L) met with Daniel Levy in a hotel in London last week
The Glazers put the club up for sale last month after 17 years of being owners of the club
As well as his role at PSG, Al-Khelaifi is the president of the European Club association, with Levy a member of the executive board.
While many of Europe’s biggest football sides are part of elaborate multi-ownership networks across the globe, QSI have interest in only two teams.
In fact, over 300 of the world’s football clubs are part of such multi-club ownership groups.
Tottenham’s executive chairman Levy is on the executive board of the European Clubs Association, of which Al-Khelaifi is also the president
The City Football Group, for example, owns stakes in Manchester City, from which it derives its name, as well as New York City FC, Melbourne City FC, Yokohama F. Marinos, Girona and Mumbai City FC as well as several others.
Qatar Sports Investments are looking to invest in clubs around the world
However, aside from PSG, QSI’s only other stake lies in Portuguese side Braga, who often struggle to break the dominant triumvirate of Lisbon sides Sporting and Benfica and Porto.
However it is not thought that QSI’s sights are solely set on the Premier League, with the group looking at investment opportunities across the world.
It had been speculated that the passing of the Qatar World Cup last December would signal a retracting in QSI’s interests in external investments, but it would appear that the opposite is now true.
The owners of both United and their bitter rivals Liverpool are known to be on the look-out for outside investment or potential buyers.
United’s Glazer family put the club up for sale in November, while Liverpool’s Fenway Sports Group owners did so earlier in the same month.
Fenway Sports Group (owners John W Henry, second left, and Tom Werner, second from right) have announced they are ‘inviting offers’ to sell Liverpool in a dramatic ownership update