By Dan Carter

21st Nov, 2023 | 1:10pm

Spotted: West Ham United chief Karren Brady leads Premier League gathering

West Ham United vice-chair Karren Brady has been spotted leading the arrivals of Premier League chiefs ahead of a shareholders meeting, as pictured by the Daily Mail.

The newspaper shared the photos on its website on Tuesday (21 November) that showed both Brady and Burnley chairman Alan Pace entering The Churchill Hotel in London as the Premier League’s shareholders prepare to meet to discuss a number of important issues.

Brady and the other Premier League chiefs are meeting only four days after Everton were deducted 10 points for breaking the league’s financial fair play rules and the report suggests the shareholders will question whether progress is being made over Manchester City’s alleged breaches.

Another topic of conversation between the West Ham chairman and other bosses will be the possibility of temporarily banning loan deals between clubs with the same owners.

Big discussions to be had

While West Ham aren’t directly involved in either issue set to be discussed in this meeting between the Premier League’s shareholders, this meeting could well produce some huge developments in the English game that could impact the Hammers in the long run.

David Moyes’ side isn’t one of the teams directly impacted by Everton’s breach of the league’s profit and sustainability rules, they will want teams who do break these rules fairly punished as they would have finished at least a place higher every year for the last decade if Manchester City were found guilty.

Now that the Irons are competing with the likes of Newcastle United for the European places in the Premier League, the decision to limit the team’s abilities to loan players between clubs could well prove to be decisive throughout an entire season.

As far as we know West Ham don’t have any financial concerns currently and the huge sale of Declan Rice this summer would have helped that fact, so this meeting is unlikely to have a huge immediate impact on the Irons but could be huge in the long run.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers are keen to beat Aston Villa and Tottenham to the signing of Roma star Bryan Cristante