Many West Ham United fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to reports that PAI Capital have submitted a second bid for the takeover of the club.
David Sullivan, co-owner of West Ham, previously spoke about the first offer, claiming that ‘they never produced any proof of funds’ and that the bidders had ‘zero interest in the football side and saw it as a property move’.
Following Sullivan’s comments, PAI Capital partner Philip Beard hit back and called Sullivan’s accusations ‘unhelpful and inaccurate statements’.
Within the report from The Sunday Times [via Hammers News], it states that PAI Capital has assembled a team of executives to help edge closer to the deal, believing that their second bid will be successful.
Whilst many West Ham fans are unhappy with the current running of the club from GSB, the PAI Capital group potentially angered many supporters by bringing Rio Ferdinand in on the act alongside his brother Anton Ferdinand.
West Ham fans calm at potential takeover
These Hammers fans have reacted with doubt and scepticism over news of an apparent second takeover bid from PAI Capital.
“I’m GSB out but don’t want PAI anywhere near our club”
“The best PR move they could make would be to drop Rio. I think that would get more fans on board.”
“Hopefully it gets rejected”
“More like real estate brokers than football club owners, bunch of conmen!”
“Please get Ferdinand away from us, no one likes him or wants him here”
“Read the Sunday Times report on PAI Capital. They’re Venture Capitalists. None of them have a track record in football. Some of them are being investigated. Be careful what you wish for”
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