French media: PSG owners linked with Villa, QPR and Forest

12 April 2019

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Photo: Nasser Al-Khelaifi president of PSG is understood to be keen on investing in a Championship club.

Owners of Paris Saint-Germain may buy Championship club - French media make links with Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and QPR

Mads Meisner Christensen mm@offthepitch.com

The owners of Paris Saint Germain are investigating the possibility of buying an English club, French media Le Parisien reported.

Qatar Sports Investments has owned PSG since 2011 and has built the club into one of the biggest and most powerful in Europe.

There’s been reports this week that QSI are interested in taking over AS Roma. But Le Parisien claimed it’s actually more likely England where they could be looking to invest.

The French newspaper wrote that Qatar already has a strong presence in England by i.e their ownership of Harrods, and it’s thought buying a Championship club would be attractive.

The most likely scenario is understood to be to purchase a Championship club with potential and a significant fan base. Le Parisien name Queens Park Rangers, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa as examples.

It is forbidden by Uefa rules to have two clubs in a European club competition being directly or indirectly controlled by the same entity. 

Therefore buying a Championship club would not be a problem for QSI so far.