Sport news Spotify founder Daniel Ek reveals he DID make an offer to buy Arsenal and remains interested after it was rejected, with the club's owners saying they 'didn't need the money' Premierleague-News.com
Premierleague-News.com - It is understood that Swedish billionaire Ek has engaged a bank, submitted the bid last week and that it has been delivered to Kroenke's company KSE and to vice chairman Josh Kroenke.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The intrigue over the future ownership of Arsenal took a dramatic twist last night after Spotify founder Daniel Ek insisted that he had made a substantial offer for the club and planned to include fan ownership as part of the structure.It is understood that Swedish billionaire Ek submitted the bid last week and that it has been delivered to the present owner Stan Kroenke’s company KSE and to the vice chairman Josh Kroenke. The Kroenke family position has been that they have no intention of selling and on Saturday they denied there had been a bid but Ek, who founded the music streaming app, tweeted: ‘I think it’s important to correct the record — this week an offer was made to both Josh Kroenke and their bankers that included fan ownership, representation on the board and a golden share. They replied that they don’t need the money. I respect their decision but I remain interested and available should that situation ever change.’ Spotify founder Daniel Ek has insisted he made an offer to Arsenal and remains interested Billionaire Ek revealed he was told by Arsenal's owners that they 'didn't need the money' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Leicester City close to £20m signing of Lille midfielder... Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka and goalkeeper Bernd Leno... Arsenal sponsor Lavazza holds urgent talks with the club... Leicester City 'join Arsenal in race to sign Ryan Bertrand... Share this article Share 205 shares In promising supporters a minority stake with voting rights that would block major changes such as a breakaway league, he is sure to receive initial support from fans.The current owners were forced to apologise to fans for backing the failed Super League and KSE vice chairman Josh Kroenke and chief executive Vinai Venkatesham attended a fans’ forum where they were given a torrid time by supporters.Further protests are planned when Arsenal fans are allowed into the Emirates next Sunday.Club legend Thierry Henry has publicly backed Ek’s plans for the club and fellow Invincibles, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp, are said to be supportive.Earlier in the day an Arsenal spokesperson said: ‘Nothing has been received by KSE. Their position remains unchanged.’ Ek made the offer to Josh Kroenke and his bankers but Arsenal owners have no intention to sell Fans' discontent have reached breaking point with the club's current owner Stan Kroenke It remained unclear late last night whether the bid had been received and acknowledged. The club is valued at more than £2billion.There has been significant supporters’ discontent at the club for years but especially since 2018, when a £550m buy-out of Alisher Usmanov’s 30 per cent stake allowed the Kroenkes to take their holding over 90 per cent. Fans groups and small shareholders remain furious that KSE then forcibly purchased their shares, denying them a stake in the club and abolishing the shareholders’ Annual Meeting.Arsenal look as though they will have their worst season since finishing 12th in 1995.
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. If Arsenal do not qualify for Europe it will be the first time they have failed to do so in 26 years.The Kroenke family have extended credit lines in order to sign players in recent years but with mixed success. Before Arteta arrived, Nicolas Pepe was a record signing in 2019 for £72m but has yet to prove his worth. William Saliba was also signed then for £27m but was sent out on loan to Nice by Arteta in January.It was April 2007 when Stan Kroenke bought an initial stake of 9.9 per cent in Arsenal through KSE for £65m. In September 2008, having slowly amassed more shares, Kroenke joined the Arsenal board of directors with 29.9 per cent of the club’s shares. In April 2011 he took control of the club, increasing his stake to 62.89 per cent by purchasing the shares owned by Danny Fiszman and Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith. Arsenal fans were angry with the club's intentions to join the failed European Super LeagueFormer Government minister and Goldman Sachs financier Jim O’Neill, whose full title is Baron O’Neill, has said that he suspects the furore over the Super League means the US owners of Premier League clubs are now more likely to sell, despite their denials.‘The probability of some kind of Government legislation is no longer zero. But I would have thought that changes the probability calculation among the likes of John W Henry and the Glazers about why they own these things.‘In addition, because of the scale of the self-inflicted [harm caused by their] presentation of the Super League, you have to think that the probability of a Super League in the next decade, something these guys have been plotting for a long time, has gone down.‘Which means these guys must think of a different reality as to why they own these things, or be marginally more interested in getting out than they were before.’ Ek's interest has been backed by former players including Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Leicester City close to £20m signing of Lille midfielder... Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka and goalkeeper Bernd Leno... Arsenal sponsor Lavazza holds urgent talks with the club... Leicester City 'join Arsenal in race to sign Ryan Bertrand...
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