Daniel Ek will submit a formal offer to Stan Kroenke in order to complete a takeover of Arsenal just two weeks after speaking of his interest in buying the club
According to the Telegraph, the Swede made an attempt to contact the Gunners’ current owner, Stan Kroenke, at the weekend over his proposed move.
It was also confirmed by club legend Thierry Henry, on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, that himself, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp were approached by Spotify’s co-founder over his move.
Speaking during the broadcast of Burnley against West Ham, the former France international spoke in great length about the takeover bid, saying: “I know a lot of people wanted to hear about [the takeover]. It is true. Daniel is an Arsenal fan, he didn’t say it for any publicity. He is an Arsenal fan for a very long time. He already – I’ll give you something – reached out [to the Kroenkes] and already said himself that he had collected the funds to make sure that he can put in a good bid.”
“They now need to listen. A lot of people have been screaming that they want the owner out. We are trying to offer a solution involving the fans and getting the DNA of the club back. There needs to be a discussion, but he reached out.”
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Back when the tweet was put out by Ek, announcing his intention of acquiring the north London giants from the Kroenke family, there was some skepticism over his intentions. His initial tweet was littered with some fans calling him out, with one supporter sarcastically claiming he couldn’t afford to pay artists a fair sum, yet had enough to purchase the club.
However, the recent update will do a lot to sweep away any negativity supporters have with regards to the Sweden native’s intentions. The comments by the club’s record goal-scorer, Henry, also further strengthens the claims over a potential buy-out of Kroenke.
However, as mentioned by the 43-year-old, the process is due to be a lengthy one, if successful, so, anyone harbouring hopes of a quick turnaround in N5 needs to think again.