Daniel Ek, who is the founder of Spotify, tweeted a message which attracted over 100,000 likes on social media.
The 38-year-old Swedish billionaire entrepreneur is the co-founder of music streaming platform Spotify, with recent estimates suggesting his net worth £3.17billion.
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.
— Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) April 23, 2021
Furthermore, it’s been reported that Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have joined Ek’s bid to buy the north London club.
Would KSE consider selling the club
An Arsenal blogger has revealed on social media how much Stan Kroenke is willing to sell the Gunners for, and he could make a huge profit on his initial investment.
Just heard from a well-connected source that Stan Kroenke is willing to sell Arsenal for £2.15 billion. He paid just over £1 billion buying the club. The failure of the European Super League (rather than fan protests) is what has created a change in policy at KSE.
— Kevin Whitcher (@KevinWhitcher01) April 26, 2021
Daniel Ek’s proposed takeover of Arsenal is genuine, but KSE remain resolute in their refusal to sell the club at this stage, football.london understands.
Bearing in mind that the club has consistently made money and he could potentially sell for a whopping £1.15 billion profit, Kroenke could walk away from Arsenal in a very strong financial position.
Even though Daniel Ek’s proposed takeover of Arsenal is genuine, but KSE remain resolute in their refusal to sell the club at this stage, football.london understands.
Earlier on Tuesday, however, Josh and Stan Kroenke issued a statement confirming they would reject any takeover bid made for the club.
The statement read: “In recent days we have noted media speculation regarding a potential takeover bid for Arsenal Football Club. We remain 100 per cent committed to Arsenal and are not selling any stake in the club. We have not received any offer and we will not entertain any offer.
“Our ambition for Arsenal remains to compete to win the biggest trophies in the game and our focus remains on improving our competitiveness on the pitch to achieve this.”
LOL at “remain 100 per cent committed to Arsenal” remain!!?? When have they ever shown 100 per cent committment to Arsenal. Lets start at a generous 25% and we’ll let them know when we feel like they are 100 per cent committed
— Andrew Blair (@YehNahWhatever) April 27, 2021
Arsene Wenger willing to help Arsenal legends with takeover
Arsenal icon Arsene Wenger has confirmed he is willing to help club legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira in their joint takeover bid alongside Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, despite current owners the Kroenke family insisting they will not sell.
Speaking to beIN Sports, he expressed he is still an Arsenal fan and wants to see the club run in the correct way, saying: “I would say I like the fact that former people of the club run the club.
“Basically you have two examples in the football world – former players who run the club like Bayern [Munich], or big investors who buy a club like Man City.
“I personally, because I’m a football man, I like the fact that former Arsenal players take over and give advice.
“For the project, I prefer personally… the best deals I made were when nobody knew about it and you come out and it’s done. When you announce things, you have a mountain to climb after. Nobody wants to give in. It’s easier always when you do your deals, when it’s done you come out and [announce it].
“Look, I will always support Arsenal. If I can help Arsenal I will do it in any way. That’s my answer. If not, I am happy in my life.”
“If I can help @Arsenal, I will do it as well”
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) April 27, 2021