ExWHUemployee claimed that he has heard from a very highly placed source at West Ham that the Tripp Smith takeover rumours are true, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Thursday, July 2nd).
Hammers director Smith is putting together a US consortium with a view to buying a controlling interest in the club from co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
The American billionaire, who has rarely been seen at the London Stadium, bought a 10 per cent stake in the Hammers three years ago. And he has largely stayed quiet in the background since then.
That could all be set to change soon, however.
West Ham fans have been crying out for new owners since 2016.
They were sold a dream when the club moved from Upton Park to the London Stadium four years ago. But that dream was built on lies. And it has quickly turned into a nightmare.
West Ham have regressed since London Stadium move
David Moyes is not good enough to be managing a football club at elite level football. That much is clear. But even so, he is working with one hand tied behind his back.
If the Hammers are to make any kind of real progress over the next few years, they undoubtedly need new owners.
“Tripp is obviously one of the shareholders. He has basically looked to form a consortium. The people who I speak to, a number of very very well placed people who are close to Tripp tell me that there is truth in this. And I often get messages saying ‘I’m telling you there is truth in this Ex’. And they have often got things right in the past for me not to doubt them.”
This would obviously be great news for Hammers fans.
As long as we stay up this season, there should be a real opportunity to kick on next term and make great strides.
But the club must be run properly from the top in order to do that. And hopefully there is no smoke without fire as far as Tripp Smith is concerned.