By Paul Robinson

16th Feb, 2021 | 7:00am

Robinson: West Ham will have 'No Shortage' of buyers amid £600m takeover update

West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold will have “no shortage of takers” if they want to sell the club. 

That is according former England number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the prospect of the pair cashing in on their majority stake at the London Stadium.

This site revealed on Monday that Sullivan and Gold are open to selling the Hammers, with discussions held with a number of interested parties.

However, the Irons chiefs are unlikely to sanction the sale of the club they bought in 2010 unless their £600million valuation is met.

Robinson believes that could be tricky in the current financial climate.

“Financially I suspect they have been very well run,” he told Football Insider.

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“I think the books will read really well because they have never really over-spent. They have always recouped money on players and they have the stadium as well.

“Look at what David Moyes has achieved on the budget he has worked on, look at the squad he has amassed. They have a fantastic squad, a fantastic stadium and they are sitting pretty in the league.

“It is no surprise to hear that when West Ham are the best they have been for two or three years, that the owners drop a few noises to suggest they would be open to selling. Everything looks very, very good at West Ham.

“In a normal market they would have no trouble finding a buyer but, in the current climate, it could be difficult.

“There is investment in sport though and we saw that with the 49ers increasing their stake at Leeds. There is money out there in sport for the right deals. If there is a deal to be done for West Ham, at the right price, I am sure there would be no shortage of takers.”  

In other news, Kevin Phillips claims Manuel Lanzini will be ‘seething’ with one West Ham transfer decision.