West Ham owners ‘open to selling’ the club

Date published: Friday 9th October 2020 11:41 - Lewis Oldham

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West Ham United owners David Gold and David Sullivan are said to be open to selling the club, according to reports.

The duo had previously been owners of Birmingham City. They were involved with the West Midlands club up until 2009 when each shareholder sold all of their remaining stakes in the club.

In January 2010, the pair acquired a 50% stake in West Ham United. Their control at the Hammers was expanded further later that year, as their share of the club was increased to 60% overall.

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Gold and Sullivan have had a tumultuous ten years at the club. The owners have been very unpopular throughout their tenure, with regular protests taking place both inside and outside of the London Stadium.

Their popularity was not helped when they made the decision to move West Ham out of Upton Park and into the London Stadium from 2016/17 onwards.

West Ham have not had the best of summers transfer wise, which has compounded the pressure on the owners. The Hammers have only signed Slavia Prague duo Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal so far this summer.

They have been hoping to sign a new centre-back, but they failed in bids for James Tarkowski and Fikayo Tomori.

Now according to The Athletic, Gold and Sullivan have decided that they would sell the club should a good offer come in to sell their shares.

The report adds that any suggestion that the club could be sold will be played down by the Hammers. But privately they would listen to offers that could come in.

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