Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has reiterated his determination to buy English Premier League siade, Arsenal FC.
Dangote, 58, had tried to acquire a stake in the club in 2010 but has stated that he still has his eye on the north London club.
He told Bloomberg recently: “I still hope, one day at the right price, that I’ll buy the team”
“I might buy it, not at a ridiculous price but a price that the owners won’t want to resist,” he continued, before ominously adding, “I know my strategy.”
Already, Dangote, a huge Arsenal fan has publicly stated that Arsene Wenger “needs to change his style a bit,” claiming the team “need new direction.”
Dangote – valued at over US$15billion – is worth more than both Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke and Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who have been fighting for control at the Emirates in recent years.
He however added:“We have $16 billion-worth of investments in the next few years,” he said. “Right now I want to take my own business to a certain level. Once I finish on that trajectory, then maybe an offer will follow.”