Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek is about to launch an Arsenal takeover bid – with the assistance of membership legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira.
The Swedish billionaire threw his hat into the proverbial ring over his curiosity within the north London membership amid fan protests in opposition to present proprietor Stan Kroenke.
He wrote on Twitter: “As a child rising up, I’ve cheered for @Arsenal so long as I can keep in mind. If KSE want to promote Arsenal I’d be joyful to throw my hat within the ring.”
Ek is value £3.38billion, based on Forbes, and his curiosity within the membership is claimed to be ‘very actual’.
The Telegraph declare the Spotify mogul is about to make Kroenke a proposal and has been working with three of the membership’s Invincibles legends.
The report provides that Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira might return to the Emirates Stadium within the occasion of a takeover and be a part of the brand new set-up.
There isn’t any indication, although, that Kroenke is ready to promote the membership.
His son, Josh, took half in a followers’ discussion board final week to handle supporters’ considerations following the membership’s involvement within the botched European Tremendous League plans.
Arsenal have been on account of be one of many 12 founding members of the controversial breakaway league, a transfer that drew a lot fury with the membership’s fan base.
Josh Kroenke was instructed he’s ‘out of contact’ on the followers’ discussion board and urged to promote Arsenal to somebody who understands the followers if he’s not going to have interaction with them.
Kroenke confirmed that they’d ‘no intention of promoting’ Arsenal, although that has not dampened rumours that Ek might launch a bid.
The Occasions report that Arsenal are ‘sceptical’ in regards to the seriousness of the Spotify founder’s bid, with the membership valued by the Kroenkes at round £2billion.
Gunners followers voiced their anger at Kroenke with their protest exterior the Emirates on Friday with choruses of ‘f*** off Stan Kroenke, get out of our membership’ and ‘we wish our Arsenal again’ have been heard from the gang.
The protests have been backed by Gunners legends Ian Wright and Martin Keown, who instructed talkSPORT the homeowners ‘see us as fools’.
And the membership’s all-time high goalscorer Henry joined his ex-teammates in backing the protests, admitting he was unhappy he couldn’t be part of them in particular person.
“Arsenal followers have spoken, they aren’t joyful and I’m with them,” he stated on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast.
“I’m a fan, too, and I’m proud of the protests. I couldn’t go, as a result of you’ll be able to think about, however I used to be joyful about them.
“It’s the followers’ membership, followers will all the time determine the way forward for the membership and if followers need issues to occur it’s on you, and so they weren’t joyful about what’s occurring and rightly so.
“In some unspecified time in the future sufficient is sufficient. You sit there and help the membership however then they did what they did with the Tremendous League with out consulting anyone, and I used to be like, ‘wow’.”