The LFP met this Thursday to study the effects of Canal + ‘s decision to require a call for tenders. A choice that may be linked to Beinsports.
In recent weeks, after the Mediapro-Téléfoot disaster, everyone has raised the possibility of a joint offer from Canal + and BeInSports to take over the rights to Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, the Qatari channel replacing Téléfoot. Vincent Bolloré’s group would have even made a verbal proposal in this direction to the Professional Football League, for a total amount of up to 690 million euros, including 100ME for BeInSports. But this Thursday, Le Monde affirms that Canal + had advanced by including the media managed by Nasser Al-Khelaifi, and that finally it is by learning that BeInSports did not want to pay anything that Maxime Saada would have decided to slam the door and not offer nothing and require a tender.
And The world to make revelations on this file. ” BeIn Sports would have no intention of participating in any call for tenders, says a close friend of the group. However, Canal + was counting on Qatari to buy back the championship. In November, when the Vivendi subsidiary drew up an “oral offer” to the LFP for an amount of 590 million euros, with a bonus of 100 million, it evaluated Qatar’s participation at 100 million euros. Problem, the group chaired by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi ultimately does not intend to get hold of the wallet, according to our information », Explains the national media. All this while remembering that BeInSports sold for 330ME per year the three Ligue 1 matches that the LFP had allocated to it in 2018. The famous three matches that Canal + no longer wants… and which should therefore logically return to BeInSports. Hello the headache for the Professional Football League and the Ligue1 clubs in the middle of this field of ruins.