2011 the Qatar Investment Authority, with links to the Qatari royal family, purchased the majority of shares in Paris Saint-Germain. It was the beginning of a transformation of the French club. The goal was to make the club a major power in French football and already has the first objective has been reached. On Sunday PSG became French league champions for the third time in history and for the first time in 19 years.
This after the owners the past two seasons invested a total equivalent 215 Million Euro in new players, writes AP. 2011 PSG purchased including Sunday’s victory shooter Jérémy Ménez the equivalent of 7 million (with today’s money) from Roma and Javier Pastore for a record sum 37 million from Palermo.
Last summer, investments continued when Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva brought in from Milan for together over 50 million. They were joined by Ezequiel Lavezzi who was recruited from Naples for more than 25 million.