Boss of top French football club PSG faces questions over commission for player's agent


In a confidential letter seen by Mediapart and the British daily newspaper The Guardian, the president of leading French football club PSG, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, requested the payment of a 2-million-euro commission to the agent of Argentine midfielder Javier Pastore in relation to the latter's transfer. The request was apparently made on the instructions of the current Emir of Qatar. If carried out, such a payment appears to breach both French football transfer regulations and the law. A company run by Al-Khelaifi's brother also asked for 200,000 dollars in 'expenses' over the transfer. Yann Philippin reports.

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Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the president of France's leading football club PSG, asked for a 2 million euro commission to be paid to a player's agent over a transfer, according to leaked documents. Al-Khelaifi, the chairman and CEO of BeIN Sport media group, also asked for 200,000 dollars to be paid to a private Qatari company, Oryx QSI, which is run by his brother.