Danny Mills has claimed West Ham an attractive proposition to potential investors with two more seasons of Premier League broadcasting windfalls all but guaranteed.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds and England defender suggested the Irons’ exceptional season means it is the perfect time to invest in the club.
This site revealed earlier this week West Ham have held talks with a number of potential investors as David Sullivan holds firm on his £600million valuation.
On the pitch, the Hammers have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League fixtures are in genuine contention for a top-six finish.
Mills believes two more Premier League seasons are nailed-on, which means massive windfalls of a minimum £100million-a-year from broadcasting deals.
He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whiley: “Yes, if you are in that sort of category.
“People at the start of the season would think ‘If I buy them, relegation is a possibility.’ Suddenly now that’s off the cards and they start to look the other way.
“I’m not sure how much the club is worth with stadium issues and everything else.
“I guess now you look at the job David Moyes has done, the players that have been brought in and the success they’re having you’re looking at West Ham for next season and you don’t see them in a relegation battle at all. That’s another couple of season’s worth of Premier League money.
“I guess that’s the way the owners are looking at it. New owners would have two years grace effectively with all that money to stabilise it.”
Last season West Ham finished 16th, just five points above Bournemouth and Watford who were both relegated to the Championship.
Moyes’ side are currently 23 points above Fulham who occupy the final relegation place.