Sky Sports News makes big Daniel Kretinsky £700m West Ham takeover error during broadcast report on Southampton buyout.

West Ham fans were delighted back in November when Czech billionaire Kretinsky purchased a 27 per cent stake in the Hammers.

In doing so the ‘Czech Sphinx’ became West Ham’s second biggest stakeholder behind majority shareholder David Sullivan.

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The hugely successful businessman is worth in excess of £4billion and stands to inherit and run a £15bn empire built by his partner’s father.


As reported previously by Hammers News, Kretinsky also has access to over £700m each year solely for use in investments.

West Ham fans are therefore understandably excited about having Kretinsky on board and hope that he will complete a full takeover in due course.

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Sky Sports News makes big Daniel Kretinsky £700m West Ham takeover error

So some Hammers supporters may have been taken aback if watching Sky Sports News on Tuesday morning.

That’s after the sports channel made a big error about Daniel Kretinsky and a £700m West Ham takeover when reporting on a buyout at Premier League rivals Southampton.

Sky Sports News presenter David Garrido incorrectly reported that Southampton’s £100m takeover by a Serbian-born cable television tycoon was the second buyout of the season after Kretinsky completed a full takeover of West Ham.

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The broadcast report then went on to state that Kretinsky paid £700m to buy West Ham from David Sullivan and David Gold back in November.

Somebody had better tell Sullivan and Gold!

People are entitled to make mistakes. But you can bet your bottom dollar that kind of basic error would not be made if Sky Sports News were reporting on one of the so-called “Big Six” they were instrumental in cultivating.

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Just last week Sullivan, who remains West Ham’s main man – for the now at least – said the future of West Ham was very bright with Kretinsky on board.

West Ham fans are watching on eagerly to see what kind of backing David Moyes gets in the January window with the Hammers hoping to make a promising season an unforgettable one.

Moyes clearly needs to add to his squad, particularly in defence and up front.

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