By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

12th Mar, 2023 | 9:10am

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Frank McAvennie has shared that he’s been told David Sullivan is now able to sell West Ham if he wants to, but doesn’t feel he’ll want to if they get relegated.

The Hammers have been linked with a takeover by part-owner Daniel Kretinsky this summer, with David Sullivan said to be open to a sale following the death of David Gold earlier this year.

However with the Irons in a relegation battle and sitting in the relegation zone at the time of writing, McAvennie believes that he won’t look to sell the club if they go down to the Championship as he wouldn’t get as much money for it.

“If he sells up, it’s all if, buts and maybes but if.. we’ve heard that he can’t do anything until this year anyway,” he told West Ham Zone.

“He couldn’t sell the club because if he did he’d get done for tax and all that. Is that the way it works? I don’t know. But something like that.

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“I heard that if he was going to sell it then he can sell it this year. But he’s not going to want to sell it in the Championship that’s for sure.”

The Hammers claimed a big win in the Europa Conference League to build momentum after the horror 4-0 loss to Brighton in the Premier League last weekend, and a win over Aston Villa on Sunday (12 March) will move West Ham up to 14th in the table.

But the league is so tight and right now they’re in the relegation zone by one point, so things need to be improved and changed quickly if Sullivan is to get what he wants.