Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, 58, whose net worth is $15.7 billion has reinstated his resolve to buy Arsenal which he is a big fan of, despite his failed bid to acquire a stake in the club in 2010.
Dangote said, “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. I know my strategy.
“We have $16 billion-worth of investments in the next few years. 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.”
As interesting as it might sound, Dangote added that Arsenal “need new direction” and manager Arsene Wenger “needs to change his style a bit.”
Dangote is worth more than both Arsenal majority stakeholder, Stan Kroenke and Uzbek Billionaire, Alisher Usmanov, who have been fighting for control at the Emirates in recent years.