Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has once again confirmed his interest in buying Arsenal after he failed to acquire a stake in 2010.
The billionaire who is based in Nigeria is worth eight times more than he was when he initially tried to acquire a stake in the Gunners. Known for his passion for the club, Aliko recently told Bloomberg that he hopes to buy the club one day but at the right price.
‘I might buy it, not at a ridiculous price, but a price that the owners won’t want to resist,‘ he said.
Whether he will manage to pull it off or not, time will definitely tell. Aliko who is also known for his directness, once said that Arsene Wenger needs to change his style a bit because the team needs a new direction.
Valued at $21 billion, the Nigerian businessman also told Bloomberg that he can’t make an offer at the moment because he has billions worth of investments in the next few years. So once his business reaches a certain level, maybe an offer could follow.
According to Wikipedia, ‘Dangote is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 67th richest person in the world and the richest in Africa. He surpassed Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi in 2013 by over $2.6 billion to become the world’s richest person of African descent.’