The West Ham United fans who are gathered at the bar in The Transfer Tavern are discussing comments made by one of the club’s owners with regards to a new striker.
Sky Sports is reporting that the co-owner of the Premier League side, David Sullivan, has confirmed the club have made a £24 million offer for a striker currently plying his trade in the French top flight.
Sullivan has also confirmed that the club are intent on landing a top class striker this summer.
The side have been linked with many forward’s in recent weeks with Michy Batshuyi, Alexandra Lacazette and Christian Benteke all being mentioned about a possible move to the Olympic Stadium this summer.
Speaking about top players coming into the club, Sullivan said:
“We are hopefully going to bring one or two top players in. The Olympic Stadium gives us about £12m extra revenue a year, but not £100m.”
“We put in a bid today for €30m (£23.7m) for a player and other bids will be going in. We are going to make a £20m or £25m bid for a player in England this week. So whatever happens, we’ll bring a top striker in.”
“It’s a statement of intent. We’ll spend between £30m-£50m on transfers this summer. But you’ve got to build it up gradually. You can’t compete with the likes of Manchester United overnight. We might have to put our own money in – we’ve done it before – but we hope we’re clever enough for the €30m bid.”
The West Ham fans in The Tavern are delighted that major funds are available to manager Slaven Bilic this summer.
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