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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/04/11/psg-owners-may-buy-championship-club-french-media-make-links/

 

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The owners of Paris St-Germain are investigating the possibility of buying an English club.

Qatar Sports Investments has owned PSG since 2011 and has built the French champions into one of the biggest and most powerful clubs in the world.

PSG dominate the French league, and are on course for a sixth title since QSI bought them. Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have been signed for world- record fees.

The company is chaired by Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who is also PSG’s president. It is exploring whether it makes sense to buy a club in England to expand its portfolio and challenge in another big league.

The most likely scenario is understood to be to purchase a Championship club with potential and a significant fan base. Reports in France have suggested Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest or Queens Park Rangers are possible targets....

 

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It'll be QPR if anyone... the lure of the London market. It also has the smallest ground of the three clubs mentioned... Spending new money to create a new big club with new history. Villa and Forest have already been there and done it. A but like why Chelsea fell on their feet... and then City fell on their feet... twice.

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13 minutes ago, Stevo985 said:

Is that even allowed?

I didn’t think so. I thought FFP had put an end to that sort of thing.

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Only a year ago we'd all be wet with the prospect, now I'd rather stick with Edens and Sawiris, and our manager. Amazing the difference a year makes!

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50 minutes ago, Stevo985 said:

Is that even allowed?

Only a conflict of interest if we qualify for Europe. Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig had to make changes few seasons back

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Just now, Zatman said:

Only a conflict of interest if we qualify for Europe. Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig had to make changes few seasons back

Surely if they were buying a "sleeping giant" you'd expect they'd want to get us back into Europe as a minimum (or whoever else they bought).

So seems a strange move if it's true.

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2 minutes ago, Stevo985 said:

Surely if they were buying a "sleeping giant" you'd expect they'd want to get us back into Europe as a minimum (or whoever else they bought).

So seems a strange move if it's true.

Yeah i dont see it myself. We just got new owners so doubt they want flip the club so quickly

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9 minutes ago, Zatman said:

Only a conflict of interest if we qualify for Europe. Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig had to make changes few seasons back

You'd imagine they're well enough versed in UEFA rules to know how to structure themselves to get around this issue. The one of the key things holding PSG back is how poor the league they're in is. If they bought Villa it they wouldn't have this issue. It's only 10 years since PSG were as big a basketcase as ourselves.

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37 minutes ago, Rodders said:

I have no idea why our new owners would sell either

No idea$!

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Well since PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi is pretty much running UEFA now I think he can do what ever he likes.

For those of you who missed this a few weeks back.

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He gives his middle finger to anyone who loves football

 

All at the same time as Qatar in our dead angle to the left, chewing on the football we love continues.

For you have not missed that Qatar will soon also be at the top of Europe's (!) Most powerful football organization?

While Kim Källström debates with Amnesty about whether the conditions for the slave workers in Qatar have improved significantly or not and the World Cup ambassador Xavi celebrates his tips for the Asian championships, the small oil dictatorship Qatar has, under strange silence, placed his blood-red fists on another position of power in the world football. This time within the European (!) Football Association.

Issued for bribes and crimes against Uefa's rules

Europe's (ECA) big clubs have long put pressure on Uefa to gain greater influence on the organization's work and in March 2017 won a great victory when it was decided that two representatives of the ECA should also be full members of Uefa's highest decision-making body, the Executive Committee.

In September of the same year, Juventus Andrea Agnelli and Arsenal's Ivan Gazidis were appointed representatives, but when Gazidis changed club to Milan this season, ECA was forced to change the decision as both members could not represent clubs in one and the same country. Last week, it was announced that PSG's President Nasser Al-Khelaifi will take Gazidis's chair in Uefa on Thursday.

So why is this controversial? Without even embarking on the appropriateness of having a representative of Qatar's regime (Al-Khelaifi's close friend of the Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani emir) in Uefa's supreme decision-making body, we may be content to list some purely football-related issues:

  • Asser Nasser Al-Khelaifi is also the head of the TV company BeIn Sport, which regularly purchases TV rights from Uefa. So the 45-year-old will now be in the highest decision-making body in both the buyer and the seller of the rights. A fairly clear conflict of interest.
  • In 2017, Swiss investigators accused Al-Khelaifi of having mutated Fifa's Secretary General Jerome Valcke in connection with the purchase of broadcasting rights to World Cup 2026 and 2030. The 45-year-old was interrogated, among other things, about the fact that he provided Valke with an Italian luxury villa but has not yet been convicted of some crime. Falke, on the other hand, was suspended from all football activities for ten years in order to break seven different points in Uefa's ethical rules.
  • ⁠ In 2014, Al-Khelaifi's club PSG was fined over 200 million to have violated Uefa's financial regulations. 2017 Uefa opened a new investigation against the club and in November 2018, the site presented Football Leak's document which they claimed showed how the European Football Association helped PSG circumvent the regulations.
  • Asser Nasser Al-Khelaifi is also a member of Qatar's organizing committee for the World Cup 2022. An organization which, as recently as Tuesday, is again criticized by Amnesty for the slave-like conditions that the workers who build the country's World Cup arenas are forced to live under.

Yes, that with the World Cup 2022 yes ... We may well remind ourselves of how it actually went from the very beginning.

Got the World Cup after meeting the UEFA president

In November 2010, French President Nikola Sarkozy organized a lunch with Qatar's Crown Prince Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thanii, Ufa's President Michel Platini and Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

After the meeting, Qatar bought the financially bleeding soccer club PSG (which Sarkozy supports as an event) and, through a new TV deal, also rescued the emerging French league.

Platini's son Laurent, in turn, got a place in the management of the government investment fund's Qatar Sports Investment and the UEFA president himself chose to change his voice from the US to Qatar as a World Cup organizer.

The latter has admitted Platini, as well as saying that during lunch he was asked to do just that, but that it would depend on the actual meeting he continues to deny.

Fifa's choice to give the World Cup to Qatar instead of the USA was the start of the FBI investigation that would fall both Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa boss Michel Platini. Platini was then replaced by Aleksander Ceferin, who was chosen for promises to increase transparency and clean up the corrupt organization.

Now Ceferin gets one of the main characters for the entire football crisis of crisis as the closest employee. A person who thus gets equal voting rights as the 19 other representatives around Uefa's entire work.

On Thursday, Nasser Al-Khelaifi will officially take place in Uefa's highest decision-making body. He does it with a big finger directed at all of us who love football.

https://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/a/oRrlEa/han-ger-langfingret-till-alla-som-alskar-fotboll

If they feel it's in their best interest to own a English club they will do so, if they want to own 5 they will do that as well.

No one is going to stop them. They own football.

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