A top European soccer club could take on a new owner.
An unnamed American investment fund is reportedly interested in acquiring a 10%-15% stake in the Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, which Forbes last valued at $3.2 billion — making a potential deal worth more than $300 million.
Talks are in early stages, and no deal is imminent. Qatar Sports Investment took a controlling stake in the club in 2011.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi confirmed a potential minority stake sale: “We received an offer of more than €4 billion ($4.1 billion), but we are not going to sell, of course, just a percentage of the club, we’ll think about it.”
- “We took the club at 70 million euros ($72 million), and today it’s over 4 billion euros ($4.1 billion),” Al-Khelaifi added.
- “People think we just have money and spent money, that’s not true. From where we bought the club, I think we should be proud.”
The club has won eight league titles in 11 seasons.
A sale would be the latest move in Qatar Sports Investment’s portfolio.
QSI, which also backs the Premier Padel tour, discussed taking a minority stake in Leeds United in 2019.