Africa’s richest man, Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote, still intends to buy England club Arsenal. Only former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell called on the businessman to speed up plans to buy the club. Consequences of the European Super League.
Will Aliko Dangote finally become the first African owner of an English Premier League club? It is quite possible, but the procedure of the richest man on the continent still seems very long in the eyes of some Arsenal fans. Indeed, former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell called on the businessman to speed up plans to buy the club owned by American Stan Kroenke.
The majority shareholder of Emirates Stadium, Kroenke, has never been the most beloved man for Arsenal fans. But his reputation hit an all-time low with Gunners supporters after it was made public that the American was behind the club’s involvement in the disastrous European Super League. Still, Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has hinted that he could buy Arsenal in 2021, if a number of multibillion-dollar projects for his company are completed on time.
Asked whether he would agree to a Dangote takeover of Arsenal, Kevin Campbell said via Football Insider : “At 100%, I would like to see him take over. First and foremost, he’s a huge Arsenal fan. He’s also one of the richest guys around. He has money. This is the key. He has more than the money ”.
“As a fan of the club, he would like to put us back on the right foot. 100% I would like this to happen. I would absolutely love it. With him at the helm, every fan can count on a conscientious owner. You want the owner to present the best possible product to the field. It’s not like in the 70s and 80s. These football clubs are global entities, ”he concludes.