Aliko Dangote wants to buy English club

Dangote revealed he tried buying Arsenal in 2010 and still hopes that he will be the owner of the club someday

 

Nigerian billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote has revealed his intentions of buying English Premier League club, Arsenal.

The businessman who is worth $15.7 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index revealed that he proposed to buy the club in 2010 before falling out with the officials.

The Kano State born billionaire still hopes to own the club one day.

He told Bloomber: “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 $16bn-worth [£10.5bn] 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].”

Dangote who is an Arsenal fan also criticised the manager, Arsene Wenger and advised the Frenchman to 'change his style a bit'.

His company, the Dangote Group was established as a small trading firm in 1977  but is today a multi-trillion Naira conglomerate with many of its operations in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo.

The Dangote Group has expanded to production of  food, cement, sugar etc.

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