FSG just got a major boost on their Liverpool sale with the PSG president’s comments. They couldn’t have wished for more.
As you may have heard, FSG are trying to find investment in Liverpool. That could mean a total sale, of course, but they’re looking to sell a percentage at the very least.
The Times explained why earlier this month. Essentially, FSG saw the money Chelsea went for and believed Liverpool would go for even more. They now want proof of that and are after a massive valuation.
As Gary Neville pointed out, they’re up against the clock. That valuation could plummet if Chelsea don’t deliver on their own investment. Essentially, if the Blues don’t show they’re worth that quickly, no one is paying that kind of money for some time.
He’s absolutely right, too. There’s a reason Liverpool suddenly went from 0 to 100 with their sale plans. That Chelsea figure was too tempting to pass up. And FSG feel their asset is worth even more.
So with all of that in mind, Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has just done FSG a huge favour.
FSG get help on their Liverpool sale
Right as FSG try to find investment, PSG do the same. L’Équipe claims they’re chasing minority investors and are pushing to sell roughly 15 per cent of the club. They’ve apparently found it, too, and have unnamed American investors lined up.
Al-Khelaifi then discussed his valuation of PSG with TalkSPORT on Monday. He says they’re worth €4bn – and that would be a bargain.
“People always talk about PSG, thinking that we only have money to spend,” he said. “It’s not true. We put seventy million into the club. Today, it is worth more than 4 billion.
“As I said, we have different buyout offers. It’s a bargain, a fantastic bargain. A buyout offer of 4 billion? Over 4 billion, of course. But we are not going to sell the club.
“But why not a small percentage of the club. We are considering different offers actually.”
FSG will not believe their luck there. The president of PSG has just come out and completely vindicated their massive valuation of Liverpool, claiming he’s already found someone to pay what he wants for the Parisians.
PSG, after all, are not as big a club as Liverpool. They’re almost entirely supported by their owners and in fact, the less of the club those owners have, the less the club is really worth.
Earlier this year, Forbes had Liverpool down as the fourth most-valuable club on the planet. PSG are seventh. If PSG are able to get that €4bn valuation, then, FSG will have all the firepower they need to get even more for Liverpool.