Paris Saint-Germain owners Qatar Sports Investments are reportedly plotting to expand their reach into the Premier League. Of the clubs linked to QSI, Tottenham Hotspur appears to be the club they’d be purchasing a minority stake.
CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs reported on Tuesday that the initial information about PSG possibly acquiring 25 percent of Spurs might not be accurate. In fact, Jacobs’ reporting reveals that the percentage could be higher than 25.
“Told Spurs may be open to an even higher % with other groups, although again the club deny any ongoing talks regarding equity of the club with anyone,” Jacobs said on Twitter. “But QSI want to keep minority investment at a club of the size (and value) of Spurs smaller.”
However, PSG’s reported interest in a minority stake with Spurs has resulted in pushback from supporters, which QSI is well aware of as talks remain open.
Additionally, the north London club isn’t the only Premier League club QSI is reportedly linked to, as the group has held private talks about possibly purchasing Manchester United. Nonetheless, that venture would prove more challenging.
If QSI were to pursue a takeover of The Red Devils, they’d likely have to offload PSG, which wouldn’t make sense considering their commitment to the French giants.