Qatar Sports Investments could be adding another soccer team to its growing list.
The owner of Ligue 1’s Paris Saint-Germain is looking to buy a minority stake in a Premier League club this year, according to CBS Sports — and QSI chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi has already met with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy for exploratory discussions.
- Tottenham denied having any meetings regarding the club’s equity.
- But CBS Sports said it has seen “indisputable evidence” that Levy did meet with QSI, specifically to speak about a minority investment.
CBS Sports reported that multiple clubs are still being assessed.
QSI has reportedly not held any discussions with Liverpool — which Fenway Sports Group, the Premier League club’s owner, announced in November is open to a sale. It was previously reported that the Qatari Royal Family is not interested in the club.
QSI has owned Paris Saint-Germain for more than a decade, but has only recently begun diversifying its portfolio.
It’s looking to offload a 15% stake in PSG at a valuation of more than $4.1 billion.
In October, QSI entered an agreement to purchase a nearly 22% stake in Portugal’s SC Braga for roughly $18.4 million — the state-backed fund’s second soccer venture.
South America is also reportedly a priority region for QSI this year.