Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Preparing Second Arsenal Takeover Bid
£2 Billion Bid Set to Test Arsenal Resolve
Daniel Ek launched an initial bid for the club back in May following Arsenal’s failure to qualify for European competition for the 2021/22 season, but this was declined by the Kroenke family.
Ek is determined to try and buy the club and is increasing his offer to £2 billion which he feels may be enough to get the Kroenke’s thinking hard over his offer. The current owners of Arsenal are not popular with fans and Ek wants to use this fact as leverage in any takeover deal ahead of the new season. Arsenal need to rebuild and attempt to get back into the top four and a new owner could oversee this rebuild.
European Super League Fallout
Ek first said he would try and takeover the North London side following their part in the failed attempts to join a breakaway European Super League, something that has seen the club receive a fine from the Premier League and stern warning over any further attempts to try and move to a league away from the Premier League.
Arsenal’s part in this made tensions between club and fans worse and Ek wants to see fan representation on the board, something that Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, who were part of the six breakaway clubs, have already offered to fans of their respective clubs.
Thierry Henry Praise for Ek Before Second Arsenal Takeover Bid
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is excited for Ek’s plans and told Sky Sports following the first bid that a takeover will be good for the fans and the future of Arsenal: “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.
He added: “I think it is going to be long and not easy – if it does ever happen. One thing that I want to reiterate is that Daniel will not move away, he will be there waiting to see if they want to sell.”
Time will now tell if Ek can do enough to push a takeover over the line in the coming weeks.
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