(Last Updated On: November 7, 2018)

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, had said he would like to have a club and that it does not have to be Arsenal.

Aliko Dangote GCON born 10 April 1957 (age 61 years), Kano, is a Nigerian business magnate, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries. As of March 2018, he had an estimated net worth of US$14.1 billion.

He was reported to have considered buying a football club other than London-based Arsenal if controlling shareholder Stan Kroenke refuses to sell.

Dangote in an interview with Bloomberg TV at the New Economy Forum in Singapore 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.

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