Nasser Al-Khelaïfi steps up in the conflict between the management of PSG and Paris City Hall over the sale of the Parc des Princes. In an interview with the team, the club’s president takes out the sulfate.
In an interview with The Team, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi takes issue with Paris City Hall, which is currently refusing to sell the Parc des Princes to the leaders of PSG.
“Leaving the park? But I don’t want to either. I tell you the truth, we have no choice, confides the president of the Parisian club. I told it to the city hall of Paris. We cannot stay in these conditions. If we can take a step, we stay. But we don’t want to be silent. The town hall should think about our offer. We have already invested more than €80 million in the stadium. The town hall has done what at the same time? What did we say at the town hall? That if they don’t want to accept our offer, we leave. We don’t threaten. We shake hands, we thank the town hall and we say see you again.”
“We can build a new stadium”
Nasser Al-Khelaïfi also suggests that Qatar’s management have options in mind for a possible new venue for PSG: “We have options (smile). I can’t tell you where, but we can build a new stadium in Paris.”
PSG now occupy the facilities at the Parc des Princes thanks to a 30-year emphyteutic lease. That Paris City Hall doesn’t seem willing to give up the fence without getting a big check back: around 350 million euros, according to information from RMC Sport. Far too expensive for Parisian managers.
In an interview with Marca a few days ago, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi had already gone a step further by making it clear that PSG were very serious when they asked to be able to buy the stadium. On Friday, Collectif Ultras Paris reacted strongly, saying that the identity of PSG is based on the Parc des Princes.