David Sullivan has delivered his verdict on this summer’s transfer window and claimed -amid a social media meltdown – that the board are behind the manager.
The co-chairman and David Gold have been at the centre of some pretty vicious attacks on their transfer policy but have allowed it to pass over their heads.
And Sullivan has now used the official website to explain various points as the Hammers squad prepares to meet newly promoted Huddersfield a week on Monday.
Speaking on the official website Sullivan said: “”Overall Slaven is happy with the business we have done during the summer transfer window. “We received the manager’s wish-list before the window opened and we have managed to get the top four players on it.
“It is no secret that we made a club record bid for Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho but unfortunately that offer was rejected a couple of weeks ago.
“Late last night Sporting Lisbon made contact to accept the original offer, but unfortunately it was just too late in the day, and we simply did not have enough time to put the player through a medical.
“We were not prepared, as a club, to buy a player for that amount of money without him having gone through adequate medical checks.
“Grzegorz Krychowiak and Renato Sanches were both offered to the manager before their switches elsewhere, but he told us that he is happy with the squad he has.
“As a Board we are behind Slaven, and he believes he has the tools to turn around our form and rectify our disappointing start to the season.”
It seems strange to me … we negotiated for weeks for Cavalho, agreed personal terms and at some stage felt confident we would get him…why did we not also perform the medical at this stage ? We always half expected Sporting to come back after all…..
If youre playing the ‘wait til the last minute’ game then surely you get the medical done and wait for sporting to come back at the 11th hour no? Plus they could have signed the contract as medical pending and if he failed the contract is nullified and if he passes you have just got the man youve been chasing all summer and secured one of the signings of the window.
if you went on soccer am 3 times you got to keep the ball. Could someone pass SULLY
A PORKIE PIE!!!