Writing on Twitter, in reply to an Irons supporter, ExWHUemployee dropped a four-word claim summing up recent takeover rumours – going on to say ‘there was background interest‘ but never anything concrete submitted in the form of a bid.
As Hammers continue to protest against controversial owners GSB, there has been no shortage of takeover news in the past few months, with claims of a Red Bull-led charge to take the West Ham reins among whispers of a proposed buy-out (The Guardian).
ExWHUemployee drops takeover claim
More recently, a claim involving a consortium led by Tony Cottee has emerged – with the talk continuing which has prompted ExWHUemployee to drop some insight into the rumours.
Responding to a query on social media that a takeover was meant to happen at the end of this year, the club insider candidly shed light on the subject – going on to say ‘there was background interest’ but no concrete bids to outright buy shares in the club.
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The relationship between Irons supporters and the West Ham hierarchy appears fragile despite their league standing, with many fans taking issue with the way their club is run by GSB and co.
As a result, Hammers are keen for reliable information on any proposed takeover – with reliable source ExWHUemployee now sharing what he knows about proposed takeover bids.
Saudi candidates which led the Newcastle United takeover charge were touted with a West Ham bid, as well as unknown United States consortiums and Red Bull, but it remains to be seen whether the background interest does turn into something more concrete.
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