For several days, Olympique de Marseille has been hosting football news in France. It is no longer a secret for anyone, the Franco-Tunisian businessman Mohamed Ayachi Ajroudi wishes to buy the club from Marseille with funds from the Middle East. Carrier of this takeover project, Mourad Boudjellal has been increasing media outings in recent days to reveal its outlines. But also to respond to detractors.
“Remember Gérard Lopez (who was competing with Frank McCourt for the buyout of OM, editor’s note), everything that has been said about him. He does not manage his club (Lille) too bad, right? And it would seem that he has the money he said he had … “, slips the former boss of the RCT in La Provence, in response to those who undermine the credibility of this project.
Who has an interest in maneuvering to defeat a possible takeover of OM? The Boudjellal clan guesses two “enemies”: the current president of OM, Jacques-Henri Eyraud, who keeps claiming that the Marseille club is not for sale, but also that of Paris Saint-Germain Nasser Al-Khelafi . According to La Provence, the Parisian boss – and more generally Qatar – “would not look so favorably on the arrival of such an investor in Ligue 1”. Recall that Qatar maintains very complicated relations with several of its neighbors to the Gulf, notably Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.