Trevor Sinclair and Simon Jordan clash over West Ham takeover rumours
Trevor Sinclair and Simon Jordan have disagreed on talkSPORT on Wednesday morning over how much West Ham United is really worth.
According to the Daily Mail, the Hammers have rejected a £400million bid by a group of UK-based investors who want to buy the London Stadium club.
However, West Ham majority shareholder David Sullivan has rejected it, but the group remains determined to strike a deal.
Former Crystal Palace owner Jordan believes the offered bid should be enough to buy the club, but Irons hero Sinclair was having none of it.
Sinclair said as shown on talkSPORT’s official Twitter account on Wednesday morning: “Listen, if you’ve got a house and it’s not for sale, and people start putting bids in, you’re going to ask for more than that.
“West Ham is not for sale at the moment, so the fact that people are coming bidding, they have got to go way above £500 or £600million for me.”
Jordan retorted: “If you say that Trev, why would Newcastle go for £300million, if that deal happens, I don’t think it will…why would Newcastle be valued £300million with the stadium that they own, with 52,000 fans, with the same kind of long-parched sequent opportunities that any Premier League club would have if they go with the history, the heritage, the support base, the association with the Premier League.
“Why would West Ham be worth twice, thrice what Newcastle is worth, simply because of the geographical location of London?
To which Sinclair replied: “It’s an international megacity, any player who is looking to come to England, I mean most foreign players ask how far is it from London.
“London is an iconic city that people want to live in. Simple as that, and Newcastle is not, without being disrespectful.”
💷 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝘃: “The bids have to go way above £500m or £600m.”
🤔 𝗦𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗻: “Why would they be valued at twice more than #NUFC?”
🙏 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝘃: “London! It’s an international mega city that players want to live in.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 21, 2021
Spot on Trev
Newcastle are worth £300million, but West Ham are worth at least double that for so many reasons.
The Magpies are perennial strugglers in the Premier League and are not the club they used to be.
The Hammers are a bigger side right now, with Europa League available at the London Stadium next season.
We boast of a top manager and top international stars, and suitors would have to make a massive bid to have any chance of buying.
A lot of Irons faithful want David Gold, David Sullivan and Karren Brady gone, but potential owners have to be willing to prove that they can take this club to the next level.
A mammoth bid is the first step, and that would be enough to force the board’s hands.
We are not worth what the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur or Liverpool are worth, but our value should not be very far from them as we are comfortably a top-eight side.
The location is worth a lot by itself, and UK-based investors need to come to the table with something tangible if they are serious about buying West Ham.
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