West Ham star Vladimir Coufal appears to have dropped big hint on a full West Ham takeover by compatriot Daniel Kretinsky.

Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky has repeatedly been linked with an eventual full takeover of West Ham.

Speculation has abound in recent months about a potential West Ham takeover.

Kretinsky became West Ham’s second biggest stakeholder behind David Sullivan when he purchased 27 per cent of the club in November 2021.

And there has been speculation for some time that Sullivan and the Gold family might sell their stakes in the Hammers – particularly now the embarrassment clause in the club’s anchor tenancy deal with the LLDC has officially expired.

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Fresh speculation has arisen in light of the tragic recent passing of David Gold and his daughter Jacqueline.

Football finance expert Kieran Maguire – the author of The Price of Football books and co-presenter of the hugely popular The Price of Football podcasts – recently poured cold water on claims Kretinsky could complete a full takeover in an interview with Hammers News.

But now a current player may have just made his Czech mate Kretinsky’s plans public.

West Ham star Vladimir Coufal appears to have dropped a big hint on a West Ham takeover by compatriot Kretinsky.

In a lengthy interview with Sport CZ while away on international duty this week, Coufal was asked about the future of under pressure West Ham boss David Moyes.

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And his answer – if he is in any way well informed given the obvious Czech links to Kretinsky – could be very revealing.

“I can’t say from my position (whether Moyes will be sacked), I don’t sit on the board,” Coufal told Sport CZ

“This is a question for our future owner (entrepreneur Daniel Křetínský, editor’s note).”

But when pressed on his comment and asked about a potential full West Ham takeover by Kretinsky, Coufal made one thing clear, he really doesn’t care.

“It means absolutely nothing to me (whether he takes full ownership or not),” Coufal added.


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