Tuesday Jan 14, 2020. 15:00
Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has pledged to purchase Arsenal.
The richest man in Africa has on numerous occasions expressed his desire to purchase the Gunners in the past, and has again hinted that he will pursue that venture in the near future.
Dangote hinted that if all things go to plan, he could buy Arsenal in 2021. He has been heavily linked with a takeover of the club in the past and Africa’s richest man stays committed to that dream.
“It is a team that, yes, I would like to buy someday, but what I keep saying is we have $20 billion worth of projects and that’s what I really want to concentrate on,” Dangote told the David Rubenstein Show.
“I’m trying to finish building the company and then, after we finish, maybe sometime in 2021 we can.
“I’m not buying Arsenal right now, I’m buying Arsenal when I finish all these projects because I’m trying to take the company to the next level.”
Arsenal currently occupy 10th place in the English Premier League, having accumulated just 28 points from 22 matches this season thus far.