Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) wants to buy a stake in a Premier League club and has been in talks with Tottenham Hotspur as one of several options.
QSI representatives have met Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to discuss the possibility of investing in the north London outfit, although the club denied to The Athletic that such talks have taken place over a sale of minority stakes.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi is the president of QSI, which bought French giants Paris Saint-Germain in 2011. Al-Khelaifi is now the president of PSG, as well as the president of beIN Sports and the president of the European Club Association.
QSI also bought a minority stake in Portuguese club Braga in October last year.
Tottenham’s majority shareholder is ENIC Sports, which bought the majority stake in the club from Lord Alan Sugar in 2001.
Spurs fans have criticized ENIC and Levy in recent years, with chants and banners against both seen at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on multiple occasions.
Supporters were particularly concerned about Spurs’ signing in the failed Super League project.
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust also sent a list of questions to the club’s board of directors on Tuesday, which it says will be answered “in the coming weeks”. The questions were the following:
“1) Will the Club share your strategy for success in the medium and long term, both on and off the pitch? How are you measuring progress and how are you judging current results?
“2) We have a coach who has not signed a new contract and tells us that we must lower our expectations about the results on the field. Also, he seems not to support some recent transfers and tells us that the Club needs to spend a lot of money in every window just to compete. How does this align with the Board’s philosophy for success?
“3) Are you satisfied with the performance of the youth teams and the development and supply of younger players up to the first team?
“4) Does the Club have an additional investment plan to ensure that they remain competitive on the pitch? Are we any closer to securing a naming rights provider? And do we expect more investment from ENIC or other potential investors or buyers?