|Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian billionaire, has made clear his interest in buying Arsenal is not 'overnight stuff'|
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote has insisted his interest in buying Arsenal is not 'overnight stuff' and revealed he has been a fan of the club for more than 30 years thanks to former vice-chairman David Dein. Dangote, who is the 67th wealthiest person in the world with a fortune of £12billion, has explained his interest in The Gunners by explaining he was first taken to the club's former Highbury ground by Dein, a close friend and associate.
Dein, a former sugar trader, helped Dangote start his business in 1980. Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc now accounts for 90 per cent of the product sold in Nigeria.
|Dangote claims he has been a fan of the club for over 30 years thanks to former vice-chairman David Dein|
|Dangote revealed he was first taken to Arsenal's former Highbury ground by close friend and associate Dein|
|Arsenal won the FA Cup for the second consecutive year after beating Aston Villa 4-0 at Wembley in May|
'Obviously I am not going to lose money. Arsenal are doing well but they need another strategic direction. They need more direction than the current ownership who just develop players and sell them.' Dangote caused international headlines last week when he said in an interview with BBC Hausa that he would be in a position to buy Arsenal because of revenues from a private oil refinery he was building in Nigeria.
- Daily Mail