Analysis: Why owners pulling out of PSG could be more than just a rumour

23 May 2019

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Photo: Getty Images President of Qatar, Cheikh Tamim ben Hamad Al Thani, attends the Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Liverpool FC at Parc des Princes in November last year. His ownership of PSG may be coming to and end.

The owners from Qatar have invested more than €1 billion since takeover in 2011 with Neymar and Mbappé arriving in the past seasons for a combined €402 million.

PSG (today sixth in the Deloitte Football Money League with revenue of €547 million in 2018) have failed to live up to lofty ambitions despite winning six French titles in seven years.

Qatari owners under heavy pressure by financial embargo imposed by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

Svend Bertil Frandsen

What was supposed to be a festive evening in a relaxed atmosphere with football stars, celebrities and megastars enjoying each other´s company turned into a sour note for the PSG organisation on Sunday night, 19th May, when Kylian Mbappé, while accepting his Ligue 1 Player of the Year award, dropped a hint that he could be leaving the Parisian Champions League contenders unless he is handed more responsibility in the season to come.

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