Paris mayor rules out Parc des Princes sale, PSG’s options dwindling

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has ruled out selling the Parc des Princes to its current occupants, Paris Saint-Germain. Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi recently provided an ultimatum to the City of Paris, sell the stadium, or we move. 

The City of Paris’ stance on the Parc des Princes remains unchanged. “I’ll repeat it: we are ready to study and assist in the transformation of the Parc. I’ll also say this again today, and in good faith to everyone: there will be no sale of the Parc des Princes. It is the heritage of the Parisian people. The subject is closed,” Hidalgo told Ouest-France

Hidalgo’s stance is at odds with that of PSG president Al-Khelaifi, who, speaking to L’Équipe in January, provided a deadline for the sale of the stadium. “If they don’t want to sell [the Parc des Princes], it’s not even an option [to stay]. We won’t wait a long time. We need to be certain within three months, otherwise, we’ll move,” he said. 

PSG refuse to fund work on the Parc des Princes unless they can become the owners of the iconic stadium. With the City of Paris unmoved in their stance, a departure is looking increasingly likely. A move to the Stade de France was never a truly viable option and the stadium has since been taken of the market too. PSG’s options are therefore dwindling. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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