Emir of Qatar Set to Buy Malaga Football Club

Tony KennyContributor IMay 27, 2010

MALAGA, SPAIN - MAY 16:  Players of Malaga celebrate after the La Liga match between Malaga and Real Madrid at La Rosaleda Stadium on May 16, 2010 in Malaga, Spain.  (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)
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According to reports in the Spanish press, the Emir of Qatar is set to buy Club de Futbol Malaga.

The Primera Liga outfit, who narrowly avoided relegation on the last day of the season, will reportedly be sold for around €25 million in the next few weeks.

Fernando Sanz, the president and son of the owner, is said to have gone to Qatar in April to find a buyer for the club.

The reports suggest his search for a new patron is over.

According to Madrid-based sports newspaper AS , the deal is progressing well, and we should hear more news of the deal in the next few weeks.

Los azulgrana, who signed a three year sponsorship deal with gaming giants williamhill.com, are one of the best run clubs in La Liga. But the news of a big investor  coming to the club is sure to get fans dreaming of European football in 2011.