By Pranav Shahaney

27th Sep, 2021 | 1:00pm

Potential West Ham takeover candidate already spoke to Gold and Sullivan

Despite PAI Capital ending their interest in buying West Ham, one of the investors may reignite a fresh bid in the future.

According to ExWHUemployee, the person’s name wasn’t in the media during PAI’s attempt to take over the club.

However, the reliable Hammers insider has stated this is not the case for a fact but just rumours through his sources around the club.

On the recent episode of the West Ham Way podcast, he said, “The rumour that I have heard is about one of the people involved with PAI Capital whose name wasn’t in the media, but he was one of the potential investors.

“He has already spoken to Sullivan and Gold about looking to maybe form another consortium with other people who will then launch another bid.

“This [PAI] was only a test the waters kind of thing whereas there might be a more solid campaign launched at another point.”

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More drama in the future

The entire PAI situation was a bizarre one which was eventually a waste of everyone’s time.

What was surprising was that Tony Cottee and the Ferdinand brothers, Rio and Anton, were backing a consortium, who it seems had no real interest in buying the club.

This mystery person that Ex talks about also appears to be cut from the same cloth and we’re quite confident that nothing much will materialise from this.

Had he been keen and knew PAI’s interests, he surely wouldn’t have aligned with them in the first place over the summer.

He would’ve got investors willing to run this football club, had conversations behind the scenes and then made a proper attempt to complete a takeover.

It remains to be seen how this transpires but we don’t have our hopes too high for this one.

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