PSG CL Failure Has May Have Repercussions For West Ham

PSG football club is owned by Qatar's Oryx Qatar Sports Investments (QSi) which is chaired by Nasser Al Khelaïfi, but essentially the club is owned by the Qatari royal family. Having pumped nearly £2 Billion in to ensuring PSG became winners of the Champions League, there are more than one or two angry 'royal' investors who need placating. Perhaps it is the ire of those who control the purse strings that is responsible for the recent rumours that have reserged regarding a Qatari bid to take over West Ham United.

Uefa rules forbid two clubs in a European club competition, such as the Champions League or Europa League, being directly or indirectly controlled by the same entity however this would not be a problem if the Qataris used a different vehicle other than QSI. In 2016 a Daily Mail report inferred that West Ham were a target of a 'middle east' based takeover, however rumours were at that time denied with David Sullivan telling Sky Sports “We have zero desire to sell the club unless the king of Saudi Arabia or the Sultan of Brunei come along. We’re not going to sell to an American or Chinese consortium, We might sell a minority shareholding to clear our debts, but in all probability, our kids will take over from us. We love West Ham; we’re not going anywhere.”

Well, correct us if we are wrong, but we are of the opinion that the Qatari's are just as well funded as the king of Saudi Arabia or the Sultan of Brunei, therefore Hammers really could be a potential target. Furthermore the potential suitors from Qatar have the funds and facilities available to buy the London Stadium outright, and to fully convert the Stadium in to one of the best in the World! Daniel Levy would be upset!

Qsi's disillusionment with how things have panned out at PSG is substantial, and their decision to 'explore' purchasing West Ham has been driven by what they see as a lack of return for the stratospheric funds that have outlaid, but they are not the only potential purchasers. That old snake in the grass from MSI, Kia Joorabchian, has been sniffing around, for those who are too young to remember it was Joorabchian who 'planted' Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano with the club during his ill fated attempt to buy it. In the end, the then chairman Terence Brown, non plussed Joorabchian by suddenly changing tack and accepting a better offer from the Icelandic 'biscuit barons'.

The whole Tevez and Mascherano 'affair' ended up costing the club in excess of £30 Million, so why they would deal with Joorabchian again beggars belief, but the QSI interest is not going to go away, if they want to they could make it almost impossible for the current owners of West Ham to resist, such are their resources.

Should the club be taken over some fans will be over joyed, but remember the expression "Be careful what you wish for?" - Ed

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Whatever happens,if we get taken over by a super rich consortium or if the dildo juniors take over the reigns,westham will never be the same imo...successfull maybe but the fabric of a great community club has gone forever

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Just the thought of building a football stadium is enough to get my vote,and the thought of raiding north London for their best players well coyi

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If we stick with the Porno Boys,and we end up with the off spring,we will never get to the next phase,and im afraid to say the next phase can only be reached with having a super rich owner,but these only seem to come in the form of Arabs,or Chinese etc,certainly not British,so in agreement with 65,the days of Cor Blimey Guvner,and Knees Up Mother Brown will be way back in the memory books,its even a fair way off now,but more to the point I think it has gone already,from the time we left the Boleyn.

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I have no problem with anyone who has moved on & likes/prefers the L.S...but the connection for me died with the rubble at U.P.it was a special place imo with special memories from an early age.probably one of the last things that was left of the old london a lot of us grew up with...sad really

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moore 6 legend's picture

I've always said we should have done to UP what they done at the bin dippers dave,their 12 man was on another level tonight mate.

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Dicks is the man's picture

sad state of affairs. to progress to the upper tier nowadays you have to become some canned plastic brand. look at Man City, they can brag all they like about their stadium, their players and their trophies but at the end of the day they were a better fans club when they were losing back at Maine road.

now they have hordes of people overseas wearing their shirts and calling themselves fans until they start losing then they are back as Chelsea fans.

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Said it before -following westham was never about winning,it was a way of life...

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mcbikeman's picture

West Ham are cursed the only club to get billionaire owners and bankrupt them! never looked at a hobnob the same way since

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moore 6 legend's picture

I can't wait for the day,when ci££y,poo,and chelski are worried about us nicking their players,and the likes of manure,spuds,arsewipes players wouldn't be good enough to get in our side;)

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moore2come's picture

Is it April Fool's again??

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

Read all the comments above and truly have sympathy for those who see the heart of any club, not just ours, torn apart from its traditional roots. But times change and the "game" or rather "business" moves on and we have to move, albeit reluctantly, with those market forces. The core West Ham support hasnt changed. We are all still here for a start! We care about our club, its history and traditions and that can NEVER be taken from us. I just got back from Germany, two close colleagues have seen the complete demise of their teams Aachen and Kaiserslauten , both have dropped out of even the third league. Both colleagues are really depressed as their clubs will never get back to the Bundesliga unless a Billionaire turns up and puts it all right. And... just add to their wows I have convinced them to support West Ham! both have been to the BoM and loved the popcorn and selfies .... That was for you 65 :o)

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For your opinion dartford & im really glad you & a lot of die hard westham fans still go over there,without you all there would be no hope imo...just to add i have my first underwater crochet lesson next week dartford!!;)

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

enjoy that lesson, see that the diving equipment is well maintained!!!

all seriousness, I enjoy your posts and one day... one day i will get you to the bowl of misery and you will embrace that popcorn :o)

The die hards are still going, its great seeing some of the old characters that I recall from the the Boleyn pub or the Stanley, its not the same... just different!

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Dicks is the man's picture

Nice to see spurs taking a well earned tonking.

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1 more goal & the spuds go through on away goals we will never hear the end of it!!

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Dicks is the man's picture

Balls! Lol

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moore 6 legend's picture

FFS! 3-3 agg lol ajax are a shambles.

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The fuc*ers have done it!!

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metbobby1's picture

AJAX were as hopeless as Barcelona were last night. I'm absolutely gutted!!!

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moore 6 legend's picture

Hope mac has got his phone off now.

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moore 6 legend's picture

YNWA ;)

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