By Watchdog reporter
Arsenal is being eyed by Africa’s richest man, Nigerian Aliko Dangote.
Dongote who is worth $10.9 billion wants to buy Arsenal FC in the next three to four years.
He said he needs to wait for his business prospects to improve and his investments in gas pipelines and an oil refinery to play out before making the acquisition.
“It’s not about buying Arsenal and just continuing with business as usual.
“It’s about buying Arsenal and turning it around. I have run a very successful business and I think I can also run a very successful team. Right now, with what we’re facing, over $20 billion of projects, I cannot do both,” Dangote is reported saying in Daily Monitor.
Dongote is Africa’s richest man, and ranked 51st richest in the world. Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke is ranked 148th.
Dangote, who’s been an Arsenal fan for over 30 years says he wants to turn the club around.