According to L’Équipe, Qatar Sports Investments’ (QSI) investment in Portuguese club Braga has not yet entered into an active phase. The recent acquisition of 21.67% of the club by QSI, who are also the owners of Paris Saint-Germain, has not resulted in an immediate change at Braga. The exact nature of the relationship between the two clubs has yet to be defined.
There have been some indications of a collaboration between the two clubs, such as the presence of Antero Henrique, the former sports director of PSG, in Braga. Henrique, who was pushed out of PSG due to his strained relationship with the football advisor Luis Campos, is now tasked with defining the cooperation between the two clubs.
While the two clubs have yet to define their relationship, the senior team at Braga is recognised for its consistent results and tactical prowess. They now look to compete with the three “big” Portuguese clubs: Benfica, Porto, and Sporting. It is expected that the relationship between Paris and Braga will become clearer by June, and the league rankings will also have a say in the matter, as the probability of both clubs playing in the next Champions League is strong.
GFFN | George Boxall