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American Consortium Looked at West Ham

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The Friedkin Group, owner of AS Roma, explored the possibility of purchasing West Ham United before setting their sights on Everton, according to iNews.

The American group, led by Dan Friedkin, reportedly considered acquiring both West Ham and a Championship club to expand their football portfolio. However, a takeover of West Ham seems unlikely with David Sullivan, holding a 38.8% stake, unwilling to relinquish any shares

While opinions on Sullivan’s ownership are divided, a change in ownership structure appears improbable in the near future. Daniel Kretinsky, the second-largest shareholder (27%), takes a backseat approach, leaving Sullivan in control.

Despite the lack of investment concerns often associated with ownership changes, West Ham have achieved success under Sullivan, winning the Europa Conference League and securing three consecutive European qualifications.

David Moyes’ last season in charge dampened the mood slightly as the Hammers finished ninth in the Premier League, missing out on European football  However, excitement surrounds new manager Julen Lopetegui‘s ability to revive the club’s fortunes.

The Friedkin Group’s experience with AS Roma could have been valuable for West Ham, but their focus now appears to be on taking over Everton at Goodison Park

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  • Anon says:

    The sooner we get Sullivan and part time Brady out the better

  • Iron_It_Out says:

    Simon, the sooner you learn to write relevant articles the better, we are soooo fed up with this rumour and gossip bullsh*t that just seems to fall out of your mouth. Maybe try keeping it shut for a while and thinking before u open it to say something. You may find that what comes out is slightly, and I DO mean slightly more relevant than the things u normally post. Getting royally p*ssed of with the sh*t stirring you do on a regular basis!!

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