Spotify Founder Bid to Buy Arsenal Rejected by Arsenal Football Club Owner.
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Spotify founder Daniel Ek revealed he has had a bid to buy Arsenal previously but was rejected by Stan Kroenke (KSE, UK, Inc.), which included elements of fan ownership and representation on the board.
The Swedish billionaire, a boyhood Arsenal fan, made his interest known by tweeting his interest in purchasing the north London outfit last month during protests against club owners. The protests had followed the club’s involvement in the European Super League (ESL) project. Arsenal was one of six English Premier League (EPL) clubs to sign up for a breakaway European competition last month before quickly withdrawing from the process less than 48 hours later. Quite a number of fans protested outside the Emirates Stadium before their 1-0 defeat to Everton on April 23 when Daniel registered interest in buying the club(Arsenal). Kroenke, who owns the club through his Kroenke Sports and Entertainment business, has stressed that he has no interest in selling. But Daniel moved forward with his plans and has the backing of former Arsenal players Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira, and Thierry Henry in a potential take-over. The 38-year-old has said he has made an offer to the Kroenke’s over buying Arsenal, which son and director Josh had turned down