Dangote Reiterates Plan To Buy Arsenal In 2021
Nigerian billionaire and Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote has insisted he still plans to launch an Arsenal takeover bid and hinted it could happen in 2021.
62-year-old Dangote, who is Africa’s richest man and ranks at number 136 on the Forbes rich list, thanks to his 85% ownership of the publicly-traded Dangote Cement and stakes in publicly-traded salt, sugar and flour manufacturing companies.
During the last five years, he has made separate claims, on no less than five occasions, about his want 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.
The Arsenal fan has previously discussed his desire to one day buy the club from Stan Kroenke – and he has now placed a timeline on his plans.