The famous richest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has hinted at the possible takeover of Premier League giants Arsenal, with the Nigerian mogul has declared the takeover could happen in 2020 or 2021. Dangote, a die-hard Arsenal fan, has been previously linked with the purchase of the club from Stan Kroenke — a deal that could gulp over $4 billion from his pocket. But speaking with David Rubenste in a show in America, he gave Nigerian Arsenal fans a sigh of relief after re-establishing interest in taking over the purchase of the North London side.
“I’m not buying Arsenal right now, I’m buying Arsenal when I finish all these projects because I’m trying to take the company to the next level,” Dangote said.
“We will go after Arsenal from 2020, even if somebody buys, we will still go after it.” Dangote also disclosed he is into multi-billion projects that may not allow him to make a bid for the purchase of the Premier League giants. “It is a team that yes I would like to buy someday. But what I keep saying is we have $20billion worth of projects and that’s what I really want to concentrate on. “I’m trying to finish building the company and then after we finish, maybe sometime in 2021 we can,” the 62-year-old African business giant said.