West Ham director Tripp 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.
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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.
Smith, who runs private equity firm The Blackstone Group, is trying to form a consortium consisting of American businessmen with a view to taking over the east London outfit, according to the Daily Mail.
The Mail also suggest that a group from the Middle East are interested in buying West Ham. But as things stand, an American takeover is the more likely outcome.
Exciting times ahead?
And Hammers fans will be absolutely buzzing to hear that speculation. West Ham are a club with the ability to crack the top six. But they just haven’t been run properly. Nor have they had any kind of ambition over the past few years.
The majority of the London Stadium faithful blame current co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold for their club’s regression since moving to their Stratford home four years ago.
David Moyes was appointed as the club’s new manager in December 2019 when Manuel Pellegrini was sent packing in December 2019.
The Scot has failed to make any kind of impact at the London Stadium. And many West Ham fans have just had enough.
The east London outfit seem to be in the midst of a slow and painful regression.
But if the Daily Mail’s report is to be believed, there could be some good news on the horizon.