Thierry Henry confirmed that he has teamed up with Spotify founder Daniel Ek’s project to make an offer to buy Arsenal football club, warning that negotiations could take “a long time.”
The 43-year-old Frenchman, who is still the Arsenal player who has scored the most goals for the club, was cited, along with his compatriot Patrick Vieira and the Dutchman Dennis Bergkamp, by Daniel Ek as those he wants to lean on. to relaunch the London club.
“He’s contacted us and we’ve listened to him,” Henry told Sky Sports on Monday. “When we were clear that their objective is to involve the fans above all, we met with the fans association to tell them that what we wanted was to bring them closer to the debate.”
Daniel Ek expressed his interest in Arsenal after the Super League episode, which the current owner, American Stan Kroenke, became associated with before the project collapsed in the face of opposition from football, political and fan authorities. .
Stan Kroenke, who runs Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), indicated that the club is not for sale and that he did not receive any offers from Daniel Ek.
According to Thierry Henry, the Swedish millionaire “wants to restore Arsenal’s DNA, the identity that has been lost for a long time.”
Ek “has already said that he has raised the funds to make sure he makes a good offer. Now, they need to listen and see what they can do ”.
“A takeover will take a long time and if it comes it will not be easy,” added who had allowed Arsenal to win the title of champion of England in 2003/2004 without losing any game.
Arsenal currently occupies ninth position in the English championship standings and is having one of its worst seasons. The Gunners are also in the semifinals of the Europa League, but lost in the first leg 2-1 to Villarreal. The return, in London, is scheduled for Thursday. AFP (HN)