In an interview given on the Pause podcast, Jean-Claude Blanc points out the implications of Qatari owners at PSG. According to the general manager of the capital club, there is no indication that they plan to take a step back after the 2022 World Cup, which will take place at the end of the year in their country.
This is one of the big questions surrounding the future of PSG. Between big fantasy, rumored scenario or credible hypothesis. Will Qataris owners continue to invest heavily after the 2022 World Cup, which will take place at the end of the year in their country (November 21 or 18 December)? The future of the capital club depends heavily, eleven years after their spectacular arrival at the Princes Park.
Interrogated during an interview given on the podcast Pause, hosted by Alexandre Mars (available here in the preview), Jean-Claude Blanc appears rather reassuring on the subject. “I have zero indication in this regard (of a disengagement, ed.), And the long-term plan to build in Paris has been stated several times by Nasser (Al-Khelaïfi),” the PSG general manager replied. We are in the process of building an absolutely extraordinary training center next to Paris. It will be delivered in a year, in 2023. “
“Their willingness to invest is justified”
White used to remind you to what point the Parisian club has developed over the last decade. “At the time, PSG had a turnover of almost 90 million euros, a club with medium structures in a flagship city. Today, we have made a world brand. And we has passed about 700 million euros by the end of the season just around the corner. ” Of what to enjoy the Qataris, who have largely made their departure fruitful. “They bought the club between 50 and 100 million euros and the last valuation that came out, it was rather between 3.2 and 3.5 billion”, recalls the PSG CEO.
“Their willingness to invest is justified. It was treated like a strategic investment, like they have in others,” said the 59 -year -old leader, who was released to Juventus in the summer of 2011. It was entirely driven by Nasser. Al-Khelaïfi This is what drives him I think their investment in football is both the passion and the media power that this sport represents. -because of the club’s formidable appreciation today. “
“Sa isang été très efficaces pour recruter Messi”
An appreciation reinforced by the arrival of Lionel Messi last year. A recruitment of which Blanc, in particular, managed the contract negotiations with the Argentine star’s entourage: “It’s a very nice operation, a little bubbling. An opportunity, a door that opens (…) To this At the moment, we are the fastest and most relevant to advance on this file. It has just integrated its own brand inside the world brand that we are about to create. the business and brand development department. We have been very efficient in the operation “.