Speaking in an interview with La Provence, prospective Ligue 1 club Marseille buyer Mohamed Ajroudi refused to confirm that his attempt to acquire OM is entirely backed by Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman:
“At the opportune moment, you will discover it all… some sovereign investment funds are only asking for this, but they are fighting enough in their region. Bahrain wants to be part [of it] for example. We want tolerance, I am not here to create a battle between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. We are far from all that. I am focused on the Mediterranean, the PACA region.”
The outlet confirmed that Ajroudi later indicated that his backers are private companies only.