The Nigerian billionaire has often been quoted spouting out about how much he loves Arsenal and how he is going to do his utmost to buy the club, but he has now said it so many times it seems that everyone is now aware that he only says these things to try and get more exposure in the media. Today we have found out that he is not really so obsessed with Arsenal at all, as was reported by AllNigeriaSoccer.com.…..
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has said that he would turn his attention to buying another football club if Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke refuses to sell.
Dangote does not think this is the right time to buy the Premier League club because he wants to complete one of the world’s largest oil refineries in Lagos, Nigeria.
“I’m very attached to Arsenal but if he won’t sell, I might have to change,” Dangote told Bloomberg TV at the New Economy Forum in Singapore.
“I’m very much a fan of football. I have to have a club. I don’t have to own Arsenal.”
The 61-year-old Aliko Dangote is worth $11.2 billion, according to the latest Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Arsenal are the sixth-largest soccer club in the world, generating revenue of 488 million euros ($556 million) in the 2016-17 season, according to Deloitte LLP.
As usual, Dangote is just spouting rubbish, and I doubt very much if he will ever even own a football team. He only says these things to try and endear himself to African Football fans, but the Gooners over in Africa now know that he doesn’t really care about Arsenal at all, he just wants publicity!