Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has stated that he will consider buying another football club if Premiership club, Arsenal, would not be sold to him.
Dangote, who is a fan of the club and has for years been talking about buying the British club, disclosed that he would purchase the club only after he has completed one of the world’s biggest oil refineries in Lagos, Nigeria
“By the time we’ve finished the world’s biggest oil refinery in Lagos, we’ll be a $30bn company in terms of revenue.
“We’ll have an excess amount of cash to start playing around with to buy Arsenal.
“I’m very attached to Arsenal but if he won’t sell, I might have to change. I’m very much a fan of football. I’ll like to have a club. I don’t have to own Arsenal,” he said in an interview with Bloomberg TV at the New Economy Forum in Singapore.
American businessman, Stan Kroenke, who is worth $8bn is the sole owner of Arsenal club.
He bought Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov’s 30 per cent stake in August in a deal that valued the club at about £1.8bn.
Kroenke is also the owner of National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams.