Wayne Veysey, writing for FootballInsider, has reported that Liverpool have held preliminary talks with QIA (Qatar Investment Authority).
According to Veysey: “Liverpool have held preliminary takeover talks with the Qatar Investment Authority.
It is believed that QIA would prefer to buy a controlling stake in the Premier League giants, whose owners Fenway Sports Group have signalled their preference for the sale of a minority share initially.”
The report cites Bloomberg’s £373BN valuation of the fund.
It is the second report today outlining QIA’s interest in Liverpool.
The first was from Alex Miller who reported that “QIA (Qatar investment authority) would prefer to buy a controlling stake in Liverpool, while FSG have signalled their preference for the sale of a minority share initially.”
Late last year Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud, the Qatar Investment Authority CEO, spoke to Bloomberg in an exclusive interview where he talks about the potential in investing in football clubs.
Al-Mahmoud said: “You will not be surprised if we invest in this”.
I don’t know about you, but that seems a very clear indication that the QIA are going to be investing in a football club.
Speaking further in the interview he continues, “People are engaged more in sports and digitalisation is making it more attractive to investors.”