Former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu has revealed the reason behind his interest in buying English Premier League club Arsenal
The Presidential aspirant in 2007 declared his intention to purchase a 35 per cent stake of the Gunners in 2020 but the club were not interested in doing business.
Recall that Nigerian business mogul, Aliko Dangote had also presented a bid in 2018 to buy the North London club.
Kalu stated that he has never been a fan of the North London club but he was only interested in the stake due to business reasons.
“I wanted to use Arsenal to make money because it is business. Honestly, I’m not an Arsenal fan,” Kalu said.
“I put a bill before them to sell the club but they were not serious in selling the club. I pray that they will listen to the words of nature. I sent them a bid and interest, and they just replied that they will get back to me.
“I think this is what the problem is. We were serious, backed up by one of the biggest banks in America to do this bid.”
He also responded to calls by Nigerians that the likes of Aliko Dangote and others, who have declared their interest in Foreign clubs to invest in Nigerian football.
“It’s only by persuasion and interest that anybody can invest his money in Nigerian football,” Kalu said.
“You can’t tell anyone how to spend their money. I feel if they see the right people in charge and atmosphere they will invest their money.”