Paris Saint-Germain

PSG president 'considering offers' to sell stake in Ligue 1 giants

Michael Graham
Paris Saint-Germain seeking fresh investment?
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Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi has admitted that he is “considering” offers to sell a stake in the club.

PSG have become one of the most powerful clubs in the world since Al-Khelaïfi led the purchase of the club on behalf of QSI (Qatar Sports Investments) ten years ago.

Recent reports from France claim an American-based investment fund are preparing a package to buy a 10-15% share of the club and, although he has dismissed any possibility of an outright sale,
Al-Khelaïfi has confirmed he is open to diluting QSI’s ownership of the Ligue 1 champions.

“People always talk about PSG, thinking that we only have money to spend,” he said. “It's not true. We put seventy million into the club. Today, it is worth more than 4billion.

“As I said, we have different buyout offers. It's a bargain, a fantastic bargain. A buyout offer of 4billion? Over 4billion, of course.

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“We are not going to sell the club. But why not a small percentage of the club? We are considering different offers, actually.”

PSG is certainly a bit of a money-pit for QSI, with L’Equipe reporting the club’s losses over the last year have been €370m. That is up from the €224.3m loss they posted the previous year.

A sale of between 10-15% would likely raise around €300m for QSI, but it remains to be seen whether any serious party would consider that a viable investment.