Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has confirmed
that Daniel Ek has reached out to the Kroenke family to present an offer to buy Arsenal according to sky sports.
Ek has written to Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke and is expected to make a bid of £1.8bn for the north London club before the end of the week ,sky sports confirmed.
The Spotify owner is confident Kroenke will listen to the offer – which he considers to be a compelling one – and has the full backing of Henry and fellow Arsenal legends Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp.
“I know a lot of people wanted to hear about [the takeover],” Henry told Sky Sports on
Monday Night Football. “It is true. Daniel is an Arsenal fan, he didn’t say it for any publicity. He is an Arsenal fan for a very long time.
“He already – I’ll give you something – reached out [to the Kroenkes] and already said himself that he had collected the funds to make sure that he can put in a good bid.
“There needs to be a discussion, but he reached out.
I think it is going to be long and not easy – if it does ever happen. One thing that I want to reiterate is that Daniel will not move away, he will be there waiting to see if they want to sell.
“That is going to take a very long time, we know what we want to do, but first and foremost we need to make sure that we can take over, if they are listening.”
Last week Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek told CNBC he’s “very serious” about wanting to buy Arsenal, despite current ownership vowing it does not want to sell the English soccer club.