Nigerian-born Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, said he still wants to buy English Premier League soccer team Arsenal even after he was rebuffed by its owners in 2010. Dangote, who happens to be an Arsenal fan worth $15.7 billion according to Forbes report in 2014.
Arsenal is one of England’s most successful clubs, having won 13 top flight league titles in the country, the most after Manchester United and Liverpool.
“I still hope, one day at the right price, that I’ll buy the team,” Dangote, 58, said in an interview on May 1. “I might buy it, not at a ridiculous price but a price that the owners won’t want to resist. I know my strategy.”
If successful, he would be the first African to own an EPL side. Well, we want him in Arsenal.