Qatari Sports Investment (QSI) are ready to take a majority share into Serie A club Sampdoria, La Gazetto dello Sport has reported.
- PSG owners invest in Sampdoria
- Italians already relegated from Serie A
- Club saved from bankruptcy
What is the news?
The Italian newspaper has revealed that Sampdoria will be sold and switch owners within the next few weeks. It is believed that the current owners have reached an agreement to sell the club to Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani and his partner Matteo Manfredi, through the Gestio Capital fund, which acted as asset manager of the entire operation, together with Aser and QSI, who also own Paris Saint-Germain, as investors.
Sampdoria have been having major financial problems and the club has already been relegated to the Serie B for next season. It was feared the Serie Champions of 1991 would go bankrupt and would disappear from Italian football. With the expected takeover, Samp has been saved. Along with the takeover, the new owners will be paying the unpaid salaries of the players before the season has ended.
What will happen now?
Sampdoria will see a major rebuild in the next few seasons, starting the journey with the new ownership in the Serie B. With QSI also joining the ranks, it could be possible that PSG will be using Sampdoria as a developmentclub for young and talented players. There has not been any confirmation on PSG’s plans, but with the involvement of QSI there are strong rumours that PSG will be ready to send players to Italy in the future.
Sampdoria has one game left to play this season as they will face champions Napoli on the final game day of the season. Samp have already been relegated as they are currently 12 points behind the first safe spot on the table. The club sits in 20th place and has only won three games this season.