According to Sky Sports, African’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, is interested in buying Arsenal. The Nigerian business is reportedly worth £10Bn, and has been linked with the London club years ago when a former director sold her shares in 2010.
Stan Kroenke, who is the club’s majority shareholder, has no intention to cut his ties with Arsenal. Neither does Alisher Usmanov, who has a 30% stake in the side. The Gunners are certainly looking an attractive proposition of late, with manager Arsene Wenger having led the side to back-to-back FA Cup finals, and a top-two finish potentially being on the cards.
Dangote admitted that he may have to be patient in his pursuit to buy the club, but is still very keen for the right price. He’s said to be worth around £10bn, making him the richest man in Africa, and his potential investment could welcome in a lucrative period for Arsenal.
He was quoted as saying: I still hope, one day at the right price, that I will buy the team. I might buy it, not at a ridiculous price but a price that the owners won’t want to resist. I know my strategy. Right now I want to take my own business to a certain level. Once I finish on that trajectory, then maybe.”
The London club have upped their spending the last 18 months, however, spending around £80M total for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, both signed from the Spanish La Liga last summer and in 2013 respectively.
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