G&S to plough their own money into the transfer kitty
I reckon it might come from the sell of Green, Upson and Behrami…..
David Gold has revealed he and his fellow West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan will “push the boat out” and dip into their own pockets to buy the “quality” players which he believes are required to keep the club in the Premier League next season.
The millionaire duo gave the Hammers manager, Gianfranco Zola, funds to buy Benni McCarthy, Ilan and Mido soon after completing a £50million takeover in January.
Sullivan said this week that West Ham would consider offers for all their players apart from the captain Scott Parker, who all but secured the Hammers’ top-flight status by scoring the winner against Wigan on Saturday.
Gold said yesterday that Sullivan’s comments had been misinterpreted and assured worried fans he wanted the Hammers’ best players to stay at the club.
“If there are quality players that we fancy then we’ll push the boat out to get them,” Gold said. “We’re an ambitious football club and it’s time we turned the tide and started pushing forward. We will be looking to bring in some new players.
“There will be money available but we won’t put the club at risk. We will not increase the debt at West Ham. Our job is to reduce the debt and at the same time to improve and deal with the squad. If that means we have to put some money in then that’s what we’ll do.
“We don’t want this relegation battle to happen again next year. It’ll be much more difficult to stay up. We are not going to put the club’s financial problems into any further difficulties. If we do this it will be with our own money.”