It seems that the Saudi investment in European football will not stop at Newcastle United and Almeria, but may extend to the French League.
According to “tuttomercatoweb”, Alwaleed bin Talal may buy French club Olympique Marseille after the club’s debts amounted to 100 million euros.
The American Frank McCourt, the owner of the French southern club, seeks to sell the club for 250 million euros after he bought the club in 2016.
According to the report, Alwaleed bin Talal has reached advanced stages in order to buy the club, and Antre Henrique, the former sports director of Paris Saint-Germain, will be the new sports director of the club.
He will invest in the club in order to make him a competitor for Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, especially after the team guarantees participation in the Champions League next season, especially with the reduction of fair play rules due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.
There is an obstacle in the sale of the club, as the stadium of Velodrome, the stronghold of the southern club, is owned by the city’s municipality, and if you agree to sell it, it means agreeing to sell the club.
However, the French site “foot-sur7” denied Alwaleed bin Talal’s interest in buying Olympique Marseille, and that his focus is on the Red Star Club located in Paris within the second-class clubs.
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