Register Login Scores

English Premier League

African Billionaire: I Want To Buy Arsenal

One of Africa's richest billionaires could soon enter the global game after once again stating that he wants to buy Premier League side Arsenal.

Read: Arsenal Transfer News: Five In, Four Out?

Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote, who is believed to be Africa's richest man, has made no secret of his admiration for the Gunners.

The 62-year-old billionaire, who is listed at No. 136 on Forbes' rich list, has once again underlined his plans to buy the Premier League side.

"It is a team that, yes, I would like to buy some day, but what I keep saying is we have $20 billion (R287 billion) worth of projects and that's what I really want to concentrate on," he told The David Rubenstein Show, as quoted by Football London.

"I'm trying to finish building the company and then after we finish, maybe some time in 2021 we can.

"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."

Click through the gallery below to see the EPL's highest-paid African players!

This is not the first time Dangote has spoken about his plans for Arsenal, having already revealed in 2018 that he wants to buy the club.

"We will go after Arsenal from 2020, even if somebody buys, we will still go after it," he said at the time.

Read: Man Utd Star Overtakes Messi Among Most Valuable Stars, CR7 Out Of Top 40

American billionaire Stan Kroenke is currently the major shareholder of Arsenal.

Would you like to see Dangote buy Arsenal? Have your say in the comments section below.

26 comments

Top 5

Should Middendorp Stay At Chiefs?

24 Jun 02, 2020 11:36 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

7 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Six Stars Messi Said His Son 'Really Likes'

6 May 23, 2020 08:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Sundowns Extend Contracts Of Two Stars

32 Jun 02, 2020 09:13 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Sundowns’ Possible Transfer Wishlist Revealed?

18 Jun 01, 2020 08:20 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Inspirational Pirates Captain: He’s Always Been Like That…

10 May 30, 2020 06:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Dollar Exchange In Castro’s Chiefs Deal

97 May 31, 2020 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

'Yaya Had No Dignity, He Doesn't Deserve Our Shirt!'

4 Jun 01, 2020 02:33 PM in International

‘Chiefs Must Dig Deep In Their Pockets & Pay’

46 May 29, 2020 06:57 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Chiefs’ Latest Hot Prospect Opens Up

4 Jun 02, 2020 07:06 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

How Sirino’s Millions Increased Since Joining Sundowns

14 Jun 02, 2020 02:39 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

11 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

‘Manyama Has Improved In That Department’

1 Jun 02, 2020 02:04 PM in Kaizer Chiefs