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Daniel Ek, founder of the popular music streaming platform Spotify, recently made a surprising announcement on Twitter. The longtime Arsenal fan announced in a tweet that he now wanted to buy his favorite club. He confirmed his plan to buy the English football club from the current Arsenal owner, Stan Kroenke, to the television broadcaster CNBC.
As a kid growing up, I’ve cheered for @Arsenal as long as I can remember. If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I’d be happy to throw my hat in the ring.
– Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) April 23, 2021
“Super League”: Arsenal FC causes a sensation
Recently, Arsenal FC hit the headlines with a different topic. The London-based football club announced that it would be part of the newly founded “Super League”, which should generate additional income through further games between top clubs from Europe. However, after fans, clubs, board members and players around the world expressed their criticism of the league, the English football club abandoned the plan and apologized to its fans: “It was never our intention to cause such an emergency”, emphasized the club in a letter to the Arsenal supporters.
Daniel Ek makes an offer to the Arsenal owner
However, Spotify founder Daniel Ek still seems to be fully behind the club. On the CNBC talk show “Squawk on the Street”, he officially confirmed his plans with the club: “I want to make the owners what I think is a very convincing offer, and I hope they will listen to me,” the founder explains on the talk show . “I’m very serious. I secured the money for it,” he added.
Spotify founder has big plans for his favorite club
The 38-year-old founder has been a fan of the London football club for a long time, as he admitted to CNBC: “I’ve been a fan of Arsenal since I was eight,” emphasized Ek on the talk show. “Arsenal are my team. I love the story. I love the players and of course the fans.”
The native Swede has big plans for the London club, which last won the English Premier League in 2004: “When I look at this, I see an enormous opportunity to develop a real vision for the club and to watch it again to bring its shine “, philosophizes the founder in the talk show.
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke refuses the offer
But so far there seems to be little hope for the project of the loyal Arsenal fan and Spotify founder Daniel Ek. Because as the current Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke announced in an official statement, he does not intend to sell the English football club: “In the last few days we have noticed media speculation about a possible takeover offer for the Arsenal Football Club,” it says in the statement, as reported by the news and press agency AP. The Arsenal owner also emphasizes: “We remain 100 percent committed to Arsenal and are not selling any shares in the club. We have not received an offer and will not maintain an offer.”
Recently, Kroenke had also faced headwinds when Arsenal’s Super League project came to light. According to AP reports, several hundred Arsenal fans protested the club owner before a Premier League game and asked him to leave the English club: “We want Kroenke out,” said the chants of the angry Arsenal fans .
But Kroenke is unimpressed and stresses in the statement that he will not sell the football club: “We will continue to focus on improving our competitiveness on the pitch in order to achieve this,” he said. The dream of the Spotify founder Daniel Ek should initially remain nothing more than a dream.
Pauline Breitner / editors Forex-news.com.net
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