Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote, who is worth $15bn, wants to buy Arsenal in order to bring change to the Gunners

The Nigerian is worth an estimated $15.7billion (£10.38bn)

Tom Sheen@Tom_Sheen
Tuesday 05 May 2015 15:16
Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, wants to buy Arsenal
Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, wants to buy Arsenal

Africa's richest man has admitted that he still wants to buy Arsenal, despite failing with a bid to buy the club in 2010.

Nigerian commodities businessman Aliko Dangote is worth an estimated $15.7billion (£10.38bn), far in excess of current Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke (£3.7bn) and minority owner Alisher Usmanov (£9.65bn).

“I still hope, one day at the right price, that I’ll buy the team,” Dangote told Bloomberg.

“I might buy it, not at a ridiculous price but a price that the owners won’t want to resist. I know my strategy.”

Arsenal are currently valued at just shy of £1bn, £988m, and look on course to finish in second in the Premier League this season.

If a deal ever did go through, Dangote would become the first African owner of a Premier League club.

Dangote has previously stated that Arsene Wenger "needs to change his style a bit".

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