FSG sale latest as Liverpool ‘CONSIDERED’ alongside Manchester United for takeover by PSG owners
Liverpool, along with Manchester United, is the subject of takeover interest from the PSG owners. FSG is known generally to be open to a full or partial sale.
Liverpool is under takeover consideration by Qatari Sports Investments (QSI), the current owners of PSG.
That’s according to Bloomberg, which claims QSI are actively considering the acquisition of a stake in Tottenham Hotspur, while remaining open to the possibility of a full or partial takeover at either Liverpool or Manchester United.
The latter two clubs are both up for sale, should the right offer be received. But FSG are also said to be mindful of selling Liverpool to the right kind of buyer, if indeed they sell at all, and there would be plenty of controversy attached to any QSI involvement.
Furthermore, their existing status at PSG would bring uncertainty, with QSI likely to have to divest that interest before completing any full takeover. Certainly, they could not majority-own two separate teams competing in the Champions League at once.
Red Bull Salzburg and ‘RB’ Leipzig suggest that this need not be an insurmountable problem, but any such attempted arrangement between two of Europe’s biggest clubs would bring plenty of scrutiny.
In any case, being under ‘consideration’ is sure to split a Liverpool fanbase. Plenty have cited the need for FSG to invest more heavily in the squad, but this cannot come at any cost.