Speaking at Marca’s Sport Weekend event this afternoon, Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaif was notably asked about reports linking the Qatar Sports Investments organisation he heads with a takeover of Spanish side Málaga.
Reports last week had indicated that the PSG owners were exploring the possibility of buying the second-tier Andalusian outfit – who ten years ago made the Champions League quarter-finals – having already acquired a minority stake in Portuguese club Braga last summer, as part of their efforts to diversify their portfolio in football.
Málaga have been owned since 2010 by Qatari investor Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani, and currently lie in 20th place in the second division amid financial difficulties. In his interview this afternoon – with the event taking place in the city of Málaga – Al Khelaifi appeared open to the idea of bringing the club into the QSI multi-club network:
“We’re looking for opportunities, they’re a fantastic club and they’re in a difficult situation right now. If there is an opportunity, why not? The city and the club are fantastic.”
“[…] I can’t say yes or no. I’m not saying that we’re going to do it, nothing is definite.”
GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin