GSB respond to Philip Beard statement after West Ham takeover bid rejection
West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold have reiterated their refusal to sell the club amid a statement from ex-QPR chief executive Philip Beard.
Last week, Sullivan blasted a “derisory” bid that was rejected because it did not include the proof of funds and nor did he feel the reported £400million [Daily Mail] offer was in the best interests of the fans.
Beard led the group of investors seeking a deal to buy the Hammers and he has since been quoted by The Times saying that Sullivan was provided with proof of funds and that he was not even asked about football strategy.
According to The Times, Irons owners GSB have since responded once more to say the club isn’t for sale, they did not receive a formal offer and that some offers they have received in the past have not included proof of funds.
Sullivan preached about not selling West Ham to these latest investors because it wasn’t in the best interest of the fans and shareholders.
Do you know what else isn’t in our best interests, David? Lying.
Someone isn’t being transparent here and it’s hard to say who.
One side of the bid is saying that proof of funds were provided while the other says they were not.
However, West Ham’s owners do seem to back down a bit after Beard’s statement, saying that some of the other offers they have received have not included proof of funds.
Did Beard’s offer in fact include them, then?
We don’t expect GSB to sell up anytime soon anyway.
David Moyes has taken the Hammers back to Europe after a fantastic, record-breaking season in the Premier League.
There’s no doubt that Gold, Sullivan and Karren Brady will milk that for all it’s worth while not spending a penny on transfers – which is basically what has happened so far this summer.
In other West Ham news, the Hammers want to sign this available flyer who was born in London.