Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, said he will consider buying a football club other than London-based Arsenal if controlling shareholder Stan Kroenke refuses to sell.
Dangote had in the past signified his interest in the London based premier league football club.
But in an interview with Bloomberg TV at the New Economy Forum in Singapore, Dangote said he may have to consider other clubs if Arsenal is not available.
He said :“We’ll have an excess amount of cash to start playing around with.
“By the time we’ve finished the world’s biggest oil refinery in Lagos, we’ll be a $30bn company in terms of revenue. ‘We’ll have an excess amount of cash to start playing around with to buy Arsenal.
“I’m very attached to Arsenal but if he won’t sell, I might have to change. I’m very much a fan of football. I’ll like to have a club. I don’t have to own Arsenal,” he said in an interview with Bloomberg TV at the New Economy Forum in Singapore.