Five years after Nigerian businessman and Arsenal fan
Aliko Dangote‘s offer to buy the North London club was rejected, he has been linked to them again.
Dangote admitted he remains interested in owning the Gunners but told Bloomberg he will not offer a "ridiculous price," rather just one the "owners won’t want to resist."
If successful, Dangote will become the first African to own an English Premier League club. Here’s five things to know about the man who one day hopes to buy Arsenal.
Africa’s richest man
A self-made entrepreneur from Nigeria‘s Kano State, Dangote studied at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University and began his business at the age of 21 with a loan from his uncle. He began trading in rice and vegetable oil but has since expanded into the other agricultural industries as well as cement and oil. His involvement in the latter saw his net worth drop $25 million but he is still estimated to be worth a total value of $18.4 billion by Forbes, who listed him as the 67th wealthiest person in the world.