West Ham will be opposing any plans for a European Super League when the Premier League chairmen hold their first meeting today to discuss the issue.
The League are seeking backing from club chairmen at a virtual meeting to take whatever actions they deem necessary in their bid to thwart the plans of the financiers bidding to break away league.
And ClaretandHugh has learned that the Hammers and a number of other clubs fully expect the plan to hit the buffers following the hostile reaction by all other areas of the game to the plan.
Hammers chief shareholder David Sullivan will be sticking to the position he declared publicly five years ago along with David Gold.
And, like Everton, we understand the club will be putting an official announcement on the club website.
Sullivan had said in 2016:” It would destroy football as we know it. Also if there was no relegation, everything other than the top of the division would be boring by mid season.”
Meanwhile, almost unbelievably, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed the new league is being set up to “save the game. He is reported by the BBC as saying the move had been made because young people are “no longer interested in football” because of “a lot of poor quality games”.
“Whenever there is change, there are always people who oppose it,”he said.