In an interview with Bloomberg in 2020, the businessman revealed his intention to purchase Premier League club Arsenal.
“It is a team that, yes, I would like to buy someday but what I keep saying today we have 20 billion dollars worth of projects and I think that is really what I want to concentrate on,” he said at the time.
“I am trying to finish building the company and then after we finish maybe sometime in 2021…I am not buying Arsenal right now, I am buying Arsenal when I finish all these projects because I am trying to take the company to the next level.”
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich sued the author and publisher HarperCollins over claims about his purchase of the football club in 2003
It remains to be seen whether Aliko will make another bid for the English club anytime soon.
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