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West Ham valuation claims are complete nonsense

A senior club source has described a report in the Daily Mail about the possibility of a sale of West Ham as ‘complete nonsense’.

The ill-thought-out report suggested that West Ham were among a number of Premier League clubs exploring a possible sale claiming that David Sullivan’s £600million valuation was proving off-putting to potential buyers.

It then went on to suggest that since billionaire Albert ‘Tripp’ Smith purchased 10 per cent of the club last year, talks have been held with a number of potential investors in America without producing a firm offer. Finally, the story contradicted itself by concluding that David Sullivan himself is no rush to sell.

Claret and Hugh were told: “WEST HAM IS NOT FOR SALE, unless it’s the King of Saudi Arabia or similar, we’ve always said the same thing”

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Here are some facts: West Ham isn’t being punted out for sale as suggested and there is no valuation, there have been no talks have been with American investors and while Tripp Smith is a wealthy man he is not a billionaire. The Daily Mail got one small part of the story right, Sullivan is in no rush to sell.


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter