Trevor Sinclair endeared himself to West Ham United fans even further last night.

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The Hammers legend has been outspoken about his old club of late in the wake of a lack of investment this summer.

Unpopular co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold and their vice-chairman Karren Brady are pleading poverty due to the global health crisis.

But West Ham are the only club without a new signing this summer while their Premier League rivals have sent nearly £950m.

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West Ham left behind in what will be a £1bn transfer window

While Sinclair has been speaking out, he has been reluctant to use the hashtag GSBOUT (Gold, Sullivan and Brady Out) on Twitter.

That changed on Sunday night, though, as Sinclair called for the board to invest or sell up in the wake of the dismal 2-0 opening day defeat to Newcastle.

“Great transfer window for Newcastle and this was a must win for West Ham looking at our fixtures, long season ahead unless signings made,” Sinclair said on Twitter.

“If #GSB haven’t got the funds to invest in players why not sell the club to a buyer that has the funds and wants to resurrect our club.”

Alongside a picture of Sinclair passionately celebrating back in his West Ham playing days, he added: “Some care more than others.”

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Sinclair calls GSBOUT

Then came the moment many West Ham fans have been waiting for, a club legend backing their GSBOUT campaign.

“If you can’t/won’t back Moyes and invest in players needed then sell #GSBOUT.”

 

For such a high profile ex player to essentially sacrifice his chances of being invited back to West Ham by criticising the owners is potentially huge.

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High profile statement piles pressure on owners

Sullivan and Gold don’t take kindly to being criticised. Just as Stuart Pearce or Sky’s Sunday Supplement show.

West Ham have last season’s top seven in their next seven games.

With Leeds impressing and the likes of Crystal Palace, Newcastle and Aston Villa adding impressively to their squads, the Hammers look destined for another relegation battle.

And as Sinclair says unless players are signed it could be a battle they don’t win this time.

David Moyes showed he can be trusted with money after the impressive signings of Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek.

But the sale of young star Grady Diangana – and what is represented – has turned a bad atmosphere toxic.

Sinclair, like most West Ham fans, will be hoping rumours of an incoming takeover bid are true. Read the full story below.

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