CBS Sports have revealed that Qatar Sports Investments held talks with Tottenham Hotspur this week regarding buying a minority stake in the club.

Qatar Sports Investments own Paris Saint-Germain and it is explained that although they remain fully committed to the Ligue 1 giants, they wish to add to their multi-club model in order to compete with City Football Group.

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QSI already own a 23 per cent stake in Portuguese side Braga and are now also said to be looking to buy a minority stake in a Premier League club.

CBS Sports assert that QSI chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi met with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy earlier this week in London for exploratory talks, with ‘possible investment’ thought to be discussed.

However, the report states that the talks were merely a starting point, with nothing advanced being on the table. The report adds that the talks between the parties are ‘formative’ and it is not clear at the moment how they will progress.

CBS Sports assert that while the Spurs hierarchy have denied holding any discussions regarding the club’s equity, they have ‘seen indisputable evidence’ that QSI did indeed meet with Levy this week.

Spurs Web Opinion

Spurs fans who are desperate for new owners who are willing to invest in the team, should not be too excited at this news as Tottenham would have likely held exploratory talks with a whole host of interested parties over the last couple of years.

However, what is indisputable is that Tottenham are now arguably the most lucrative club in the Premier League for premium investors, given the earning potential of the stadium.

It also remains to be seen if the Spurs hierarchy would be open to selling minority stakes as that would affect a full sale in the future, which has seemingly been ENIC’s and Levy’s blueprint all along.

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