The owners of Liverpool may feel the effects of any changes at PSG as far away as Anfield
Paris Saint-Germain may have unintentionally harmed Liverpool’s ambitions to find new owners to replace Fenway Sports Group. In an effort to find new investors, the club’s American owners John W. Henry and Tom Werner placed it up for sale. However, a shocking admission from PSG CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi may put a wrench in those plans.
The Parisian team is currently owned by Qatar Sports Investment, the Qatari government’s own hedge fund. They have the support of one of the most powerful financial forces in the world, and their combined worth is easily approaching the nine-figure mark.
Al-statement Khelaifi’s that the team would welcome outside financing to buy a small interest in the team may raise questions at Liverpool, though. PSG’s statement may persuade groups from Saudi Arabia and Qatar to drop their interest in the Merseyside team, which its owners have been in talks with regarding a sale.
Al-Khelaifi stated to TalkSport, “We had an offer of more than 4 billion (euros), but we are not going to sell, of course, just a share of the club. We’ll think about it.
PSG was purchased for £62 million, and their valuation has increased as a result of constructing a star-studded team that has dominated domestically and bringing in a lot of well-known footballers.
The club’s global profile has been increased thanks to players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Lionel Messi to the point that they are now confident in getting financing from other sources.
Al-Khelaifi continued, “We purchased the club for 70 million euros, and it is now worth almost 4 billion euros. “It’s a good project, but we’re not flawless, so we obviously don’t accomplish everything perfectly. I believe we should be proud of where we purchased the club.”
As FSG tries to fund a deal for Jude Belllingham in 2023, Liverpool is in serious need of additional financial sponsors. Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, has the international player as his top priority for the upcoming season.
However, it seems that the club lacks the current financial clout required to consummate a deal. Borussia Dortmund expects to demand more than £100 million to sign the teenager, while Real Madrid is also interested.
Liverpool’s ambitions of completing a marquee acquisition next year may be dashed if PSG ends up removing prospective financial supporters from the table.