Battle of the Middle Eastern money men
Business men and royalty from the Middle East have been acquiring majority shares in some of Europe’s supposed “less attractive” soccer clubs. Malaga, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are the three biggest Middle Eastern owned assets, and all three have made improvements since the introduction of their respective owners. What the 2012/13 Champions League season has shown is that investment from Middle Eastern owners can only get a club so far, after that the club has to let the players gel and grow together. The Champions League crown will once again be the main target next season, and if the clubs use the summer months well, they could be serious challengers; Manchester City most likely as underdogs, but Paris Saint-Germain, certainly as one of the favourites.