West Ham shareholder Vanessa Gold has stated that she is considering selling part of her 25% stake in the club.
After the tragic passing of David Gold in January, his shares were passed down to Jacquiline but unfortunately she also passed away just two months after her father. This meant Vanessa Gold now owned 25% of the club.
However, Vanessa has recently stated that she would be willing to part with 10% of the stake “to the right partner,” it has been reported by the BBC.
“I have spoken to each of the other three major shareholders at West Ham United, David Sullivan, Daniel Kretinsky and Tripp Smith, who have been very supportive,” she stated. “Any transaction to purchase some of our shares will be with my father’s legacy at the forefront of my mind which, of course, prioritises his beloved West Ham United.”
David Gold was born opposite Upton Park and was a life long West Ham fan so it is great knowing his legacy will live on in the Gold family, even if it is with a smaller share.
Our most recent investor, Daniel Kretinsky, currently owns 27% but, from what Vanessa said, it does not seem like he is interested in acquiring the further 10%.
The fact that she is taking her time and has appointed “Rothschild & Co to advise us on any discussions” is excellent news. It shows she really has the club’s best interest in her mind and that is something her dad would be immensely happy about.
By Charlie Bass