Daniel Ek’s Arsenal takeover bid is gathering momentum.
It was just last Friday when the Gunners were in Premier League action at home to Everton when the Swedish billionaire – the co-founder of the music streaming device Spotify – declared his interest in buying the club from Stan Kroenke.
“As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for @Arsenal as long as I can remember,” Ek wrote on Twitter. “If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I’d be happy to throw my hat in the ring.”
Fast forward a few days and The Telegraph are reporting that Thierry Henry, along with Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira, could now be involved in a possible takeover bid.
The report states that the trio have joined forces with the hope their presence will put pressure on KSE to sell up, particularly given the fan discontent which led to mass protests on Friday.
All that remains is an official takeover bid and it would appear that Arsenal fans won’t have to wait too long for that.
According to ITV News, an official announcement of a £1.8bn takeover attempt of the north London club could be launched ‘within days’.
However, it should be noted that Josh Kroenke, son of Stan, has already revealed KSE (Kroenke Sports & Entertainment) have no intention of selling.
Last week at a fans’ forum held after the Super League fiasco, Kroenke has revealed where he and his father stand on the notion that they could look to move on from their ownership of Arsenal after 14 years of involvement.
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“We have big plans to invest,” he told supporters via a video call, as per REDaction Gooners on Twitter.
“We have plans, we want to be great again, but a long-term model does not support long-term high investment.
“No intention of selling.”