The richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote has revealed his plans to buy Arsenal football club next year 2021.
For years, Dangote’s interest to buy Arsenal FC, which is one of the world famous clubs, has been discussed in the media space but no one knows been when the deal would be sealed.
The 62-year-old Nigerian billionaire has finally revealed his plans during an interview with Bloomberg, broadcast on the most recent edition ‘The David Rubinstein Show’.
Dangote said he couldn’t buy Arsenal last decade as he promised because he was focusing on his $20 billion projects, but with the project scheduled for completion soon, he would be buying Arsenal in 2021.
“There’s a team I will like to buy someday. But like what I keep saying, today, we have $20 billion worth of project. And that is what I’m trying to concentrate on. I’m trying to finish building the company after we finish, maybe sometime in 2021, we can.
“I’m not buying Arsenal right now, till I finish all this (project) because I’m trying to take the company to the next level,” he said.
According to the Mirror, this is the fifth time Dangote is claiming he will buy the club in the future, with a promise in 2010 being the oldest occasion.
KanyiDaily had reported that Dangote was ranked the world’s 96th richest man in 2019 by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI).
The report shows that the Nigerian businessman ended the year with an estimated net worth of $14.8 billion.
According to the BBI, Dangote’s fortune improved by $4.3 billion in 2019, largely driven by his investments in cement, flour and sugar.