Speaking on the latest episode of The West Ham Way podcast, Hammers insider ExWHUemployee dropped a new takeover claim.
Over the summer, the Hammers have been the subject of a reported bid from PAI Capital, with their bid being backed by West Ham academy graduates Anton and Rio Ferdinand, although David Gold and David Sullivan have reportedly received no bid, according to the club.
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Despite there being talk of a potential takeover, the West Ham owners have not held back in terms of backing David Moyes late in this summer’s transfer window with the arrivals of Kurt Zouma and Nikola Vlasic.
Ex dropped a new takeover claim regarding West Ham.
“There is also a potential investor, apparently – and I’m saying apparently, again, I don’t like it when people take these things as gospel – but apparently, he actually attended the last couple of games.
“And there’s a Czech investor that’s prepared to try and maybe buy some shares, possibly David Gold’s, and then invest in the club. Again, I don’t know how accurate that is, that is a strong rumour that I heard through decent sources.”
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West Ham fans have made their feelings known in the past to their owners with demonstrations, with a few managing to storm onto the pitch during a Premier League match against Burnley back in 2018, so there may be appetite in the stands for a change of ownership, although to be fair to Gold and Sullivan, they have since backed the club financially as the club qualified for the Europa League.
It will be interesting if the West Ham board are willing to sell some of their shares in the club as they wouldn’t have to fully relinquish their control and ownership, as they have claimed that they’re not looking to sell the Hammers, but they could welcome external investment.