Philip Beard, the leader of the consortium who are trying to take over West Ham, has re-iterated his commitment to buying the club [Sky Sports].
Interestingly, Beard has a history of being involved in footballing matters, enjoying a three-and-a-half-year stint as the chief executive of Queens Park Rangers, serving from 2011 to early 2015 [BBC].
Despite this interest, current Hammers owners David Gold and David Sullivan have signified that no official offers have been made to purchase West Ham, with the duo having little desire to part ways with their control of the club [Sky Sports].
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Conversely, Beard has thrown these claims out by suggesting his conglomerate met the asking price of Sullivan and Gold, alongside him providing proof of funds following an approach in February.
He has now once again repeated his desire to strike a deal.
In light of this news, plenty of West Ham United diehards flocked to Twitter to voice their range of opinions on recent developments.
West Ham United fans react:
Replying to the Sky Sports official Twitter account, here is what some fans had to say about the takeover update:
“This takeover offer has legs imo. Why would you bid for something that isn’t for sale? In my opinion, potential buyers have been given enough info to suggest that G&S would sell to the right people at the right price”
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