The richest man in Africa Aliko Dangote has reiterated his desire to purchase Arsenal football club several times, in the past and recently.
The Gunners takeover is not quite high on the businessman agenda; however, it could happen in the not too far future.
In June 2015, The Nigerian businessman admitted he was interested in buying Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith’s 15.9% stake in 2011, which were eventually purchased by Stan Kroenke.
“There were a couple of us who were rushing to buy, and we thought with the prices then, the people who were interested in selling were trying to go for a kill.
“We backtracked, because we were very busy doing other things, especially our industrialisation.
“When we get this refinery on track, I will have enough time and enough resources to pay what they are asking for.”
A year later, he stated the takeover will be a matter of when, rather than the money.
“It’s not about buying Arsenal and just continuing with business as usual,” Dangote said.
“It’s about buying Arsenal and turning it around. I’ve run a very successful business and I think I can also run a very successful team. Right now, with what we’re facing, over $20 billions of…