Another potential buyer ‘ruled out’ for Liverpool as FSG’s search rumbles on
Liverpool’s search for a new owner goes on with another potential owner being ruled out of the race.
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Liverpool appear to have one less potential buyer amid FSG’s decision to search for a new owner.
FSG confirmed last month that it would be searching for a new investor to take the club forward as the Reds look to keep up with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Newcastle United, who are getting richer and richer amid ultra-wealthy onwership groups.
After news of Liverpool going up for sale emerged, a number of potential buyers were mooted, and unsurprisingly, there were plenty of links with the Middle East, given the interest expressed in buying clubs from that side of the world.
As well as Abu Dhabi owning Manchester City, Saudi Arabia’s royal family recently backed a deal to buy Newcastle, and Liverpool are being tipped to be the next. Qatar, who are currently hosting the World Cup, have been tipped to buy Liverpool previously.
But it seems that will not be the case, with ESPN discovering no such approach is likely, with the Qatar royal family already owning Paris Saint Germain. Buying another Champions League club would be against UEFA rules, and it seems Qatar are content with owning France’s biggest club.
ESPN say that despite reports, Qatar Olympic Committee president Sheikh Jooan Al Thani is not in talks with Liverpool. The Qataris are currently in talks to buy Parc des Princes - the home of PSG - from the city of Paris, and they are not looking to buy another club, though they are looking for outside investment of up to 15% in PSG.
There has been talk of an investor group from Dubai showing interest, but for now Liverpool’s search for a new owner goes on amid a valuation of around £3billion. Fortunately, FSG are well aware that a sale this big is not likely to happen overnight.