Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that potential investment into Tottenham is just one of many topics that Daniel Levy and Nasser Al-Khelaifi spoke about in their meeting this week.
CBS Sports exclusively claimed on Sunday that Qatar Sports Investments, who own Paris Saint-Germain had held talks with Tottenham regarding buying a minority stake in the club.
The report suggested that despite Spurs denying any talks had taken place, they have ‘seen indisputable evidence’ that Levy did meet with QSI chairman Al-Khelaifi, and the same information has been backed up by other outlets (The Telegraph and Sky Sports) over the last few days.
Gold has now explained that Levy and Al-Khelaifi have been friends for years, having negotiated on a number of transfers as well as through their meetings in the European Club Association.
The journalist revealed that the duo also met up during the ECA executive board meeting in Doha last month and that the potential of investing in Spurs was one of a ‘wide range of topics’ that were discussed when they met earlier this week.
Gold reported that one of the main topics that the Spurs chairman and PSG chairman discussed was the new joint venture between UEFA and the ECA which covers media rights sales processes for UEFA club competitions after 2024.
He revealed that talks about QSI investing in Spurs remain at a preliminary level and there are no indications that they will lead to anything substantial. It was also said that the restrictions in place in European football would prevent QSI from owning anything more than a non-controlling stake in any other club other than PSG.
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One of the reasons that this deal seems unlikely to go through is that ENIC and Daniel Levy are seemingly planning a full sale in the not-too-distant future. Selling a minority stake to QSI may affect the club’s ability to find a buyer in the future as interested parties might want full control.
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