Has Arab money been used for European football or vice versa?

Tunisia-Al Quds Al Arabi: Does Arab enthusiasm to inject some of their financial investments into European football come as a service to the game or as a service to themselves? They did it out of admiration for the European atmosphere, or in the framework of mutual political interests, or in seeks fruitful economic opportunities, either to improve the image of Arabic in the eyes of the West, or to obtain indirect benefits for Arab football and its players, or in response to requests from countries in invested in, or for other reasons? The truth is that some of what has been said has not crossed the minds of Arab investors, but others do exist, and as the matter has moved closer to the phenomenon, let’s look at the different cases of Arab investment to try to get closer to the truth. Paris and Qatar, perhaps the most famous “Arab love stories” for European football, took place and still are in the capital of light and perfume that Arabs love as tourists, as most of them have strong political relationships with it. star made him a revered force in European football failing to win the European Cup, while he had no trouble controlling French local titles for long despite some pitfalls. club is higher than he was at the start of this movement in 2011. Perhaps the magnitude of the investment made his local control a foregone conclusion, as it became difficult for the rest of his colleagues to match or compete with it, especially as wages totals of his players are equivalent, for example, to ten times the salaries of the champion of the season before the last, and perhaps this weakness in the French competition has negatively affected Saint Germain, who collides with an unexpected European surprise every year. Manchester and Abu Dhabi Before Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, the Abu Dhabi Investment Fund bought Manchester City and built a separate project and stadium for him in aarea modest, and brought him Emirati money, as happened in the French case, many stars and coaches senior until he has dominated English football in recent years, but in turn has not found the right path in Europe, and still lives that contradiction, even with the coach Pep Guardiola, between local genius and European failure, and represents a successful investment in economic terms, in how much its value has increased many times compared to that purchased in 2008, e in in recent years the City has won local titles, it has not won them for decades, but with the money of the Emirates it has achieved the greatest local successes in his own story. Newcastle and the Saudis The third great deal that i club Brits caught up with Gulf money was with Newcastle in north-east England, where the Saudi Investment Fund acquired the club in 2021 for £ 300 million, and since the club he struggled to stay in Premier League, the “Effects of investment grace” have not appeared on it. However, his fans, whose ambitions inevitably surpass mere survival and avoid relegation, are still waiting for more deals and stars who can restore the glories of Alan Shearer’s past and transfer black and white. in European competitions. From government sovereign wealth funds to private sector Prince Abdullah bin Musaed, former head of the General Sports Authority in Saudi Arabia, owns the sports investment company “World United”, which he manages through a team of professionals and through his experience and studies in the United States, and this group acquired Sheffield United The English Premier League in 2013, when the club got promoted in Premier League and then relegated, in how much the French Chateauroux and the Belgian Bershkot bought, and why these club they are classified as small and active in the lower tiers of the Premier League, the investment in they seem in largely intelligent and successful, as predicted by their data budget annual and the amount of his net income. In 2010 the Qatari businessman, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani, bought Malaga, in Spain, and it felt like an Arab nostalgia for our ancient past in Andalusia, watch out for the Andalusian team, back in second division and suffering from some financial problems, which led to the delay in the payment of the salaries of his players and the coaching staff, which was clearly reflected in his technical return! Another Arab investor who appeared on the Spanish scene in the summer of last year and bought Almeria is Turki Al Sheikh, head of the Saudi Entertainment Authority, who allegedly paid 27 million euros to buy a stake in the property of the club and pay off. The debts of him Il club it was finally in able to rise in first division and the first challenge facing the team is to stay at this level and never go back into the darkness of the second degree. After Assem Allam was born in Egypt in 1940, e in young age, he emigrated in England and founded a large investment company called “Allam Marine” and dedicated himself as part of his investments to football, where in 2010 he bought the club of Hull, joined him with more than one Egyptian player and managed to get him up in Premier League before it fell again and, in turn, Egyptian businessman Nassef Sawiris bought 55% of Aston Villa in 2018, to work on the development of the club and the return to his great level that he knew in the eighties when he won the Champions Cup. As for the Egyptian businessman Maged Sami, he went in other European countries and bought club smaller, like Lierse of Belgium, Eragotlis of Greece and hired services of some Egyptian players like Allam, something that other Arab investors have not done with the players of their country! The list could go on, as the Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al-Fayed in previously owned the English Fulham and then sold it, as did the Kuwaiti businessman Fawaz Al-Hasawi with the English Nottingham Forest. What has the Arab ball earned? This generous flow of Arab money would raise the question of the Arab citizen neglecting the sporting aspect that could benefit Arab football. We lack a real professionalism (mentality, politics and strategy) in our leagues, and these club they would do nothing if their owners thought of offering the opportunity for Arab coaches, players and administrators (from their own countries or others) to learn and hone talents and see the progress of “professional life” and its concept of living in the inside them? The coach improves his level when a year or two passes in a training course during which he enters in contact with i big brought from club and also closely follows the way of working in training centers or academies. Why not attract promising Arab actors and allow them to join these centers to hone their talents and raise their level? Administrators have a share of knowledge and learning from the arts of management, which improves their balance and experience and qualifies them to achieve the required addition when they take in I charge the business of theirs club or teams from their countries. For this reason, the most important question remains: Has Arab football benefited from all these Arab investments in European football? Unfortunately, the answer is no!