Aliko Dangote, Nigerian business magnate has once again declared his intention to buy Arsenal Football Club. Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has previously made a number of statements about his desire to purchase the Gunners.
During the last five years, the 62 year-old has made separate claims, on no less than five occasions, about his desire to lead an Emirates takeover. Dangote, who is the 96th wealthiest man in the world, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire’s Index, started his first business at the age of 21 and also founded Africa’s largest cement provider, stated in 2018 his desire to make a move for the North London club in 2020.
“We will go after Arsenal from 2020… even if somebody buys, we will still go after it,” he told Reuters in 2018. Now he has altered his plans, amid a holdup with his Dangote Refinery project.
The Dangote Refinery remains under construction in the remote Ibeju-Lekki suburb of Lagos and is expected to be one of the world’s largest oil refineries once completed.