In a statement, Qatar Sports Investments withdrew from control of Braga’s SAD, stating that it is the Arsenal players who hold full sports management.
“It is important to make it clear that QSI holds a minority stake in Sporting Clube de Braga’s SAD and does not have any kind of influence in the respective sports management, intending only the sustained growth of the club, including the consolidation of its status as a candidate for all the titles of Portuguese football and Champions League club”, can be read in the QSI statement, which JN had access to.
Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) issued this statement to contradict a report by the Scottish newspaper “Daily Record”, which the group considers to have “several gross factual errors”. In that news, the journalist Duncal Castles, targeted in the statement, referred that Braga would be a “player development club” to be used by PSG and Manchester United.
The news reinforced that this would only happen if Manchester United, which is for sale, was bought by QSI. QSI has no involvement, directly or indirectly, in the alleged acquisition process of Manchester United FC, which will be headed and led by different entities, with different investors and with different management policies from those practiced by QSI” , reads in the document.
“QSI is proud to follow a strategically well-defined sports and financial policy, through investments focused on different sports and clubs that reveal potential for brand growth and strengthen partnerships at sports, marketing and management levels. In this sense, QSI intends, in all the clubs in which it has invested, to enhance these basic management and project principles, including Sporting Clube de Braga, which has a very qualified and quality management team at its service”, reads if.