Spotify CEO teams up with Arsenal legends to take over club
SPOTIFY CEO Daniel Ek has teamed up with Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp in an attempt to take control of the club.
The Swedish billionaire – worth more than £3billion – signalled his intentions last week to buy his beloved side amid furious fan protests following the club’s involvement in the failed European Super league.
According to a report by SunSport, Ek is preparing to test Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke’s resolve by making a takeover offer with the Arsenal legends as part of his takeover team if the bid is accepted.
Kronke, 73, is chairman of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and joined the Arsenal board in 2008, and it is believed he is open to selling the North London giants for around £2bn.
The report adds that should Ek’s offer be accepted by the American, Henry and Vieira as well Bergkamp would return to the Emirates as part of the new set-up.
Prior to Arsenal’s match against Everton, Ek revealed his desire to buy Arsenal.
He tweeted: “As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for Arsenal as long as I can remember.
“If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I’d be happy to throw my hat in the ring.”
Ek launched Spotify in 2008, with the platform currently worth around £58bn.
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