Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote is in discussions with the French club Valenciennes to take over 100% of the club. But the richest man in Africa also has other projects in mind.
Eddy Zdziech, the president of Valenciennes confirmed to the French newspaper L’Équipe that there was indeed a “rapprochement” with Nigerian Aliko Dangote.
On April 2, the newspaper revealed that the African billionaire, who made most of his fortune in the cement industry, was interested in buying the northern French club, which is currently in Ligue 2. All eyes are on the continent’s richest man, who is worth $13.5bn.
Two other targets
Aliko Dangote has clear intentions in European football, since this long term Arsenal supporter tried to buy the London club twice, in 2016 and 2020.
Source: Africa Report