The Spotify founder has teamed up with three of Arsenal’s most famous legends as he prepares to test Stan Kroenke’s determination by making an offer to sign Arsenal.
Telegraph Sport reveals that Daniel Ek is working with Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira, the three key members of Arsenal’s unbeaten team in the 2003/04 season, are considering buying the London club.
If Ek is successful, then it is understood that Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira can all return to Arsenal to be part of the new leadership, with their knowledge of the club and fan base already proven invaluable for his plans .
Photo: Daniel Ek / Spotify
According to Forbes, Ek’s fortune is 4 3.4 billion, with his Spotify owned valued at 1. 51.9 billion, and the Swede, who is an Arsenal fan, will make a formal offer to buy the club from Kroenke.
Kroenke’s son Josh, who is the director of Arsenal, last week insisted that the club is not for sale, but news of the inclusion of Henry, Bergkamp and Vieira will put pressure on him to listen to any offers.
Photo: Arsenal owner / Stan Kroenke
Ek confirmed his interest in buying Arsenal last week on the same night after Kroenke was the subject of a mass protest outside the Emirates.
In a message posted on Twitter, Ek said: “When I was a kid, I cheered for @Arsenal for as long as I can remember. “If KSE wanted to sell Arsenal, I would be happy to throw my hat in the ring.”
Speaking at a fan forum on Thursday night, during which he faced a backlash over his inclusion and withdrawal from Arsenal’s European Super League, Josh Kroenke said: “When will we sell him? “I am not ready to answer this question because we do not intend to sell it.”
Arsenal fans protest against the owner after the failed start of a European Super League.
In an exclusive interview with the Telegraph Sport over the weekend, Henry revealed that he no longer knows the Arsenal he loves and supported the protests against Kroenke.
Henry said: “This club is for the fans, I love the club and I will support the club until I die, but I do not know my club and what happened now, with those trying to join a league that would have closed. “It doesn’t make sense to me.”
It seems that the three legends and the owner of Spotify are serious about buying Arsenal, which would undoubtedly be a revolutionary era for the club from north London. /Telegraph/