Daniel Ek interested in buying Arsenal
In the aftermath of Arsenal fan’s protest against KSE, Spotify founder Daniel Ek threw his hat into the ring regarding a potential takeover of the Gunners.
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
Ek has also been joined by Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira in his bid to buy the club.
However, the Spotify owner’s reported interest in buying the north London outfit does not appear to be going down well with some.
Tim Burgess, for example, has taken issue with the minimal fee artists are paid per play on Spotify, with some not being able to afford rent, whilst Ek is worth billions and looking to buy a Premier League club:
So many artists forced to take second jobs, give up flats because they can’t pay their rent all while getting decent numbers of plays on @spotify – yet the owner has enough to bid for a premier league team. It just doesn’t seem ethical to me https://t.co/FatwNW7fiA
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) April 26, 2021
Daniel Ek serious about Arsenal bid
Now, on Wednesday, Daniel Ek has conducted an interview with CNBC, in which he was of course drawn on the Arsenal takeover rumours.
And in a big boost to the Arsenal faithful, Ek would confirm in said interview that he has indeed secured the funds for a potential takeover and is hopeful KSE will hear him out.
The Spotify owner did, however, also state he prepared for this to be a long journey:
“I’m very serious, I have secured the funds for it and I want to bring a very compelling offer to the owners and I hope they hear me out. I certainly didn’t expect this will happen overnight and I prepared for this to be a long journey.”
Daniel Ek to CNBC on Arsenal bid: ““I’m very serious, I have secured the funds for it and I want to bring a very compelling offer to the owners and I hope they hear me out.
“I certainly didn’t expect this will happen overnight and I prepared for this to be a long journey.”
— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) April 28, 2021