'Here we go': Some West Ham fans think Gold and Sullivan's reign at the club is coming to an end
West Ham owners David Gold and David Sullivan have turned down a takeover offer for the club.
According to Sky Sports, former QPR chief executive Philip Beard has submitted an informal offer to purchase West Ham Sullivan and Gold, who are the club’s majority owners.
The duo have owned West Ham for the best part of 11 years. However, Gold and Sullivan have been consistent targets of criticism for their management of the club by the supporters.
Speaking to the Athletic, though, Sullivan sounds confident that the club won’t be sold anytime soon. The West Ham co-owner said: “We have no desire to sell the club.”
“We get approached by many weird and wonderful people who lack the funds and have no experience in running a football club.”
Indeed, West Ham looks likely to remain Gold and Sullivan’s property for some time. However, a few fans on social media are confident that this informal offer could be the beginning of something.
Indeed, the owners have stated they would only sell to people who put football values first over commercial ones. And fans think this offer could snowball into a legitimate offer from a consortium.
Here’s what some West Ham fans had to say on Twitter about the short-lived takeover attempt…
I'll be expecting more bids to come through in the near future 👀 https://t.co/8hnB9knMvA— Matt Waite (@MattWaite5) July 21, 2021
Conveniently using C&H’s information about it being a property deal and no money for transfers.— Sean Sweeney (@SeanSweeney09) July 21, 2021
Hmm… I wonder why that is?! 😂 https://t.co/CSldUJhbuD
Please try again https://t.co/Vq5uaj6noe— PND❤️🔥 (@Tawanda_Mazh) July 21, 2021
West Ham fans will be hoping the owners invest in the club this summer. The Hammers will be competing in Europe next season and have multiple targets they want to sign over the window.