Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa , has re-affirmed its intention to buy Arsenal. The Nigerian, whose fortune amounts to $ 18 billion (10,423 billion CFA or € 15.9 billion), had already tried to buy the shares of the former director Lady Nina Bracewell Gunners-Smith 2011.
CURRENTLY, THE AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN STAN KROENKE OWNS THE MAJORITY OF THE CLUB’S SHARES, WITH 66.6% SHARE.
He did not intend to sell its shares in the coming years.
THE UZBEK BUSINESSMAN ALISHER USMANOV CONTROLS 30% OF THE GUNNERS.
He has not expressed the wish to sell its shares.
Anyway, Aliko Dangote, whose empire includes sugar, oil and cement, to invest in the Arsenal club once his project to build an oil refinery in Nigeria – the largest of Africa – completed.
“Once the refinery will be launched, I have enough time and resources to pay what they ask”
Commenting on club performance, Aliko Dangote added:
“They are doing well but they must change their strategic direction. They need a better framework than the current situation where they develop players for resale. “