Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote again confirms Arsenal takeover purpose with 2021 vow
Nigerian commercial enterprise magnate Aliko Dangote has another time declared his intention to shop for Arsenal Football Club… in 2021.
During the final five years, the 62 year-old has made separate claims, on no less than 5 occasions, about his need to guide an Emirates takeover.
Dangote, who’s the 96th wealthiest man within the world, in step with Bloomberg’s Billionaire’s Index, started out his first business at the age of 21 and also founded Africa’s largest cement provider, stated in 2018 his choice to make a circulate for the North London club in 2020.
“We will pass after Arsenal from 2020… even if somebody buys, we are able to nevertheless cross after it,” he instructed Reuters in 2018.
Now he has altered his plans, amid a holdup with his Dangote Refinery task.
The Dangote Refinery remains beneath construction within the faraway Ibeju-Lekki suburb of Lagos and is predicted to be one of the world’s biggest oil refineries as soon as complete.
However, with that challenge having experienced numerous delays and no longer set to be completed until 2021, Dangote’s timescale has changed.
In an interview with Bloomberg, broadcast on the maximum current version The David Rubinstein Show, Dangote – who has an estimated net worth of $14.1bn – reiterates his intentions for the Premier League outfit.
He states: “It is a crew that yes I would like to shop for a few day, but what I keep announcing is we have $20billion really worth of projects and that’s what I actually need to concentrate on.
“I’m trying to complete building the company after which after we finish, maybe some time in 2021 we can.
“I’m now not shopping for Arsenal proper now, I’m buying Arsenal when I finish a majority of these projects, due to the fact I’m seeking to take the agency to the subsequent level.”
Arsenal are presently owned by using Stan Kroenke, thru his Kroenke Sports & Entertainment group, with the American having are available in for widespread grievance in latest years.