Daniel Ek has confirmed he is ‘very serious’ about taking over Arsenal from Kroenke Sports and Entertainment in a deal worth £2billion.
The Spotify founder, 38, even confirmed he already has the funds in place to buy Arsenal from Stan Kroenke – who was the subject of furious supporter protests over the weekend.
Earlier this week, it was claimed Ek – worth £3.5b according to Forbes – had teamed up with former Arsenal players Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp in an attempt to take control of the gunners.
It is said that Kroenke could be open to selling the club for around £2bn. And now the Swedish billionaire has confirmed he is interested in pushing ahead with the deal having secured the money.
When quizzed about how much substance there was to his possible Arsenal bid, Ek told CNBC: “I’m very serious.
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“I have secured the funds for it and I want to bring a very compelling offer to the owners. “I hope they hear me out.
“I certainly didn’t expect this will happen overnight and I prepared for this to be a long journey.”
Kroenke, 73, is chairman of KSE and he joined the Arsenal board in 2008, three years before becoming majority shareholder at the Emirates.