Qatar cools interest on Spurs investment

Qatar Sports Investments have reportedly ‘cooled’ their interest in making an investment in Tottenham.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi held talks at a London hotel with Daniel Levy back in January as the Qatari’s look for opportunities to expand their investment portfolio beyond their ownership of the French champions.


UEFA rules prevent two clubs with the same owners from competing in the same competitions, hence their current focus of only buying minority stakes in clubs.

QSI took an ownership stake in Belgian top-flight club KAS Eupen in 2012, and followed that up by taking a 21.7% stake in Portuguese side Braga last October.

They are thought to be keen on adding Malaga, Sampdoria and Brazilian side Santos to their portfolio as they look to build a powerful multi-club model.

They are also keen on expanding into English football, though according to the Evening Standard, the Qatari’s have since ‘cooled’ their interest in investing in Spurs.

The report says Spurs have denied that their January meeting took place, insisting that the club is not for sale, despite fan unrest towards Daniel Levy and ENIC.

Qatar Investment Bank chairman, Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber AI Thani, has made a bid for a full takeover of Manchester United, though the Qatari’s have insisted that QIB and QIS are separate entities, which would not prevent the latter from investing in English football at a later date.

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