West Ham have made an offer to the landlord of the London Stadium to ensure Tottenham’s colours aren’t on show.
The Times are reporting that the Hammers are putting forward £200k to ensure the perimeter around the ground is changed. This is being done in order to avoid the material around the ground resembling that of their London rivals.
There remains a concern over the landlord that the change cannot go ahead.
The London Legacy Development Agency confirmed that the surrounding of the stadium is an asset. They also stated that they want to get the best deal for the taxpayer.
Whether or not this deal goes ahead, it’s a slightly embarrassing episode for the club. There is an argument that West Ham should’ve just left matters as they were. Nobody had noticed any resemblance to Spurs in the first place, and many will be surprised to hear about it.
Now, Tottenham fans will rightfully mock the idea of having to fork out to remove their colours from the stadium.
The relationship between both clubs has been frosty in recent years. West Ham Vice-President Karren Brady has stuck the boot in to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy on multiple occasions.
Spurs are likely to be smirking at the latest development at the London Stadium, and it’s a situation the Hammers could’ve done without.
It’s unclear yet whether the club will be able to change the design of the surrounding or not.
However, it doesn’t matter what decision is made, as the damage has been done by simply bringing it up in the first place.