Speaking to Football Insider, a West Ham United source has lifted the lid on GSB’s stance surrounding a potential takeover – with David Gold and co open to selling the club while ‘discussions‘ have been held with a number of parties.
Amid protests over West Ham’s current ownership, there have been no shortage of past takeover rumours – with Red Bull having been previously linked before Gold himself quashed those claims in a 2020 interview with Claret & Hugh.
West Ham source details GSB stance on takeover
Now, Football Insider has new information regarding a potential takeover – with the outlet explaining that a West Ham source has informed them of GSB’s present stance.
Allegedly, Gold and co-owner David Sullivan are in fact ‘open‘ to selling the club – but any interested parties would have to pay in and around £600m to become majority owners.
A recent report from The Athletic indicated West Ham are seen as a potential alternative to Southampton by American billionaire Joseph DaGrosa, should talks fall through with Saints majority shareholder Gao Jisheng.
However, as per this update, any prospective new owner including DaGrosa would have to pay GSB £600m who feel the asking price is reasonable even amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s added that discussions have already been held with a number of parties.
Transfer Tavern take
Despite this claim they’re open to a sale, which could come as encouraging in itself, a mooted price tag of that amount could be likely to deter investors in the current financial climate.
Whether or not talks advance with any party remains to be seen, but this report has detailed the West Ham ownership’s terms on a deal.
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