Nigerian billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote has reiterated his plans to purchase Premier League giants, Arsenal.
Dangote Still Nurses Ambition To Buy Arsenal [VIDEO]
Since May 2015, Dangote has constantly talked about his plans to buy the London based club which has American Stan Kroenke as the majority shareholder.
When asked about the plan on Wednesday, January 18 the Nigerian businessman said he wants to grow the Dangote Group into $100 billion dollar company before he buys Arsenal.
“I will but right now I have to focus on the projects that I have which are almost $18 bn, then I’ll concentrate and face Arsenal,” Dangote told CNBC at the World Economic Forum (WEF) going on in Davos.
Dangote in 2015 said he wants to buy Arsenal just to but put Nigeria flag on the world map.
"The issue is that if I buy all the Nigerian clubs, the Nigerian flags will continue to remain here," Dangote told Forbes.
"Buying Arsenal will take the Nigerian flag worldwide. Just like whenever (Chelsea owner), Roman Abramovich is mentioned, the name of his country comes up. Everyone knows he's Russian."
According to 59-year-old businessman, he has made moves in the past to purchase 15.9% stake in 2011 which was later sold to the majority shareholder of the club, Stan Kroenke.
Watch the interview below;