$10.5 Billion Wealthier Than Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Legend Hints at Owning $2.5 Billion Worth Premier League Club

Published 05/22/2023, 8:15 AM EDT

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The kind of football ownership that changed on a sudden basis is eye-opening. The money lies in soccer, and most billionaires remain interested in taking over a club. With so much potential at various clubs, owners are marking their targets and pouncing on them to create their legacy.

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Presently, many billionaires are looking to capture the legendary club, Manchester United. But, there is one cult hero of Arsenal who has the potential to own a sports team. In fact, he is 30 times wealthier than Al Nassr’s very own Cristiano Ronaldo

Former Arsenal favored personnel, Mathieu Flamini, is one of the richest former soccer players on the planet. He is worth $10 billion, with a company named GF Biochemicals being the source of income. Hence, it is astonishing to see how the ideal type of investment can lead to remarkable amounts of riches. Owning a soccer club is high on his list, and you never know; Flamini might pop up to buy Arsenal soon. 

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Former Arsenal player richer than Cristiano Ronaldo is open to own a soccer club

According to the Athletic, Flamini explained the thoughts of owning a club. He stated, “It’s a world that I belong to. If there is the right opportunity at the right time and the right discussion, if I meet people who are the same vision and mindset and desire to use football for a purpose, I would love to,” He explained how soccer is gaining attention from the masses which is likely the reason for American owners like JJ Watt and Ryan Reynolds are investing in soccer clubs. 

Flamini also mentioned how his former clubs, Arsenal, AC Milan, and Marseille, mean so much to him. He remains interested in owning a club if the right project comes into place. Since retiring from soccer in 2019, his focus ultimately remained on the biochemicals company. With business partner Pasquale Granata, he can produce to mass-produce levulinic acid–an oil substitute with many uses. 

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The wealth acquired has helped him to pass the iconic Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of value. Now, Ronaldo has a salary of $250 million per year. Despite that, the gap is quite remarkable. Therefore, questions have arisen about whether Flamini would return to his previous club, Arsenal.

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Can he own Arsenal?

Currently, Kroenke Sports and Entertainment owns the club and have remained firm on not selling the club. The club is assuredly on the rise as they are in second place to Manchester City. Although they were on top of the table, bringing youth players looks critical for the club. They have built a squad brilliantly to challenge the sensational Manchester City. 

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Despite not being interested in selling the club, Flamini’s riches can be of use to any soccer club. Considering Arsenal, they would welcome a player who knows about the club in and out. Hopefully, we can see him own the club soon!

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Jacob Gijy is a senior sports writer at EssentiallySports, with a passion for writing about soccer, NBA, and other American sports. He has published over 1500 articles to date, showcasing his creativity and engaging writing style that captivates his audience. As an ardent admirer of Arsenal, Jacob's soccer roots can be traced back to the legendary Thierry Henry.
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