Soccer-Henry says Spotify CEO Ek contacted Arsenal homeowners for takeover provide By Reuters
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(Reuters) -Spotify CEO and founder Daniel Ek has contacted Arsenal proprietor Stan Kroenke’s household to make a proposal to purchase the Premier League membership however a takeover may very well be drawn out, former France worldwide Thierry Henry stated.
Ek stated final week he had secured the funds to purchase Arsenal, valued at $2.8 billion in response to Forbes. British media reported Arsenal greats Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have been backing Ek’s bid.
However the membership’s American homeowners, below fireplace from followers following the North London outfit’s failed try to type a breakaway European Tremendous League, have dismissed discuss of a sale.
Kroenke and his son and director Josh put out a joint assertion in response to Ek’s curiosity saying they continue to be “100% dedicated to Arsenal” and weren’t focused on promoting a stake within the membership.
“He (Ek) already reached out (to the Kroenke household) and stated himself that he had collected the funds to be sure that he can put in a very good bid,” Henry advised Sky Sports activities.
“They now have to pay attention. Lots of people have been screaming that they need the proprietor out. We are attempting to supply an answer involving the followers and getting the DNA of the membership again.
“One factor that I need to reiterate is that Daniel won’t transfer away, he can be there ready to see in the event that they need to promote.
“That’s going to take a really very long time, we all know what we need to do, however initially we have to be sure that we are able to take over, if they’re listening.”
Spotify (NYSE:) declined to touch upon Henry’s observations, whereas Arsenal didn’t reply instantly to an emailed request for remark.
Arsenal have been amongst six English golf equipment who signed up for the proposed European Tremendous League mission earlier than withdrawing amid a storm of protest from followers, gamers and the British authorities.
The membership are ninth within the Premier League standings and within the semi-finals of the Europa League.
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