McAvennie predicts West Ham fan revolt after £500m takeover reveal
Frank McAvennie claims West Ham fans will revolt against David Sullivan and David Gold if they continue to turn down bids for West Ham.
The former Hammers hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insists last season’s strong league campaign has not eased pressure on the joint owners.
Sullivan told BBC Sport on 21 July that he had rejected a “derisory” £400million takeover approach from a consortium.
This came after Football Insider revealed on 24 July that Gold and Sullivan are in talks to part-sell their stakes and want hefty commissions for their troubles.
McAvennie insists the Hammers faithful will be up in arms if the club keeps rejecting offers.
“Someone is supposed to have offered £500million or something like that for West Ham,” McAvennie told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild.
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“That’s utterly embarrassing, if that’s true, oh my god.
“There will be revolts against the owners. We know how ugly all of that can get.
“Don’t get me wrong, we had a good season last year. Does that take the flack off these owners? Absolutely not.
“Everyone wants them gone and that’s only more obvious with no new players coming in.
“They need to sell so the club can grow and invest, the stuff with Coufal’s contract is the same.
“Just pay the money, it’s embarrassing.”
It is said the initial offer tabled by West Ham does not contain a significant basic wage rise.