Daniel Ek of Spotify eyes Arsenal takeover
|Daniel Ek is teaming up with ex-Arsenal stars to attempt to buy Arsenal from the KSE. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
A consortium led by Spotify owner Daniel Ek and including three former Arsenal players is planning a sensational bid to buy the north London club, sources have told Sky Sports.
Sources have told ESPN that there could be a formal offer tabled within the next two weeks, although it is unclear at this stage what valuation they are placing on Arsenal.
Supporters have largely opposed Kroenke's involvement in the club, ever since he first became involved in 2007 but most notably when taking a controlling stake four years later.
However, COVID-19 has hit football's finances hard, and a leading reason behind the decision of 12 top clubs to break away with the now defunct European Super League following the huge loss of revenues during the pandemic.
The ESL clubs were due a huge windfall, splitting £3bn in an initial payment before playing for an annual prize fund of £2.66bn, but the proposal was met with government and fan opposition, leaving it on the brink of collapse. Owners have been facing backlash ever since.