By Paul Robinson

8th Aug, 2021 | 5:00pm

Robinson shares West Ham fears after Evening Standard's takeover update

Paul Robinson has questioned whether a takeover would be good news for West Ham.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one fears the Irons faithful could suffer similar takeover heartache to that of Newcastle United.

PAI Capital are actively trying to buy West Ham from David Gold and David Sullivan, who have owned the majority share of the London club since January 2010.

As reported by the Evening Standard (August 6th), PAI Capital have cranked up the pressure on Sullivan and Gold.

The company have outlined the principles of an agreement which would see them take full control of the London Stadium if their takeover bid is successful.

However, the two parties are said to be far apart in their valuation of the club.

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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if a takeover was needed to take the Hammers to the next level, Robinson said:

“There has been a lot of uncertainty and unrest off the field at West Ham in recent times. You never know what is going on behind the scenes. It is never a quiet day, put it that way.

“I do not think the fans have been happy with the ownership for a while.

“Could there be a takeover? I’m not sure. I hope we don’t have another Newcastle situation.

“In all honesty, I’m not sure what is best for West Ham right now.

“Listen, if you get owners who invest like Man City and PSG’s owners then of course a takeover is good. You have to be careful what you wish for sometimes though.”

The Hammers have not invested heavily in this transfer window so far, with Craig Dawson and Alphonse Areola the only two arrivals.

David Moyes’ side are still yet to replace Sebastien Haller, who joined Ajax in a £20million deal in January.

In other news, West Ham open preliminary talks to sign Premier League striker after asking price slashed.