By Pranav Shahaney

20th Sep, 2022 | 4:10pm

Update shared on David Gold and David Sullivan potential West Ham United sale by 2023

David Gold and David Sullivan are not reportedly looking to sell their West Ham stake to Daniel Kretinsky by 2023 despite suggestions to the contrary.

According to reliable Hammers insiders SixFootTwo, Sullivan is understood to want to retain his 38.8% shareholding and is no immediate desire to cash in.

Tripp Smith, who is another stakeholder, along with Gold, may look to dilute their shareholding marginally but aren’t expected to part ways with an amount that would see Kretinsky get over the 51% threshold for majority control.

Interesting times

Most West Ham fans would want Gold and Sullivan out of the club as soon as possible and Kretinsky offers an alternative who seems to be well intentioned in his plans to take the club forward.

Since he took over a minority stake, he has been clear with his plans that he wants a complete takeover at some point in the future.

The first summer since his arrival has seen the Hammers break their transfer record and shell out money that they never have in the past.

While the results this season have not reflected it, the squad now looks very well built to finish in the top eight yet again and possibly challenge for Champions League football again.

Kretinsky has also started to make his own backroom appointments and has also added a JP Morgan executive to the board recently and it’s clear that he wants to influence the major decisions at the club.