3. Qatar Investment Authority, Paris saint German
In 2011, the Qatar investment authority became the major shareholder of PSG, and the following year purchased the remaining stakes of the team making them the sole shareholder. This takeover made PSG the richest club in France and one of the richest in the world.
The club’s trophy cabinet welcomed with open arms its first silverware in years after they secured their first league title since 1994 under Carlos Ancelotti. With close to three hundred million.
Euros spend in just two summers the current champions of France, the red and the blues future looks brighter than ever and are one of the serious contenders of the battle for present supremacy of Europe.
4. Dmitry Rybolovlev, A.S. Monaco
Dmitry Rybolovlev and Radamel Falcao
They are the latest additions to the growing list of filthy rich billionaires purchasing football club. Once among the leading clubs in European football and not so long ago playing in Ligue 2, it is no short of a dream turned nightmare again turned dream for this club and their supporters. With Rybolovlev financial backings and support, they have returned to Ligue 1 and already bought some of the best in the market.
With the likes of Radamel Falcao, João Moutinho, James Rodríguez, Ricardo Carvalho, Éric Abidal and Jérémy Toulalan coming into the team this summer, it is appropriate to say that they are a team under construction and who better than Claudio Ranieri to be the manager, who is accustomed to assemble and fabricate team from ashes.
With the qualification in Europe their prime target, they also look to have keen eyes on the Ligue 1 title too, thereby including one more to their existing seven league trophy cabinet.
This is a mere fragment of the bigger picture at hand. Europe has never looked so wide open for dominance and the competition gets even better and better.
RedBrothersUnited are Anand Sindhu, Pawan Sharma and Akshay Agarwal.
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