Filed: Friday, 7th November 2008
By: Staff Writer
West Ham United's vice Chairman Asgeir Fridgeirsson has admiitted for the first time that current owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson could be willing to sell the club.
Talking to the BBC last night, he said:
"Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson is reviewing his whole collection of properties, including West Ham.
"Whether that means he will keep or sell the club is not clear - but it does matter what is offered for the club. A number of people have declared that they are interested - but we have not spoken with them.
"We are very relaxed. The club is not for sale today or tomorrow,as the situation is under review and that will take some time. There is no decision in the matter at the moment."
Fridgeirsson's admission comes just a month after he slammed similar rumours suggesting that Gudmundsson was looking to pass on ownership of the club he purchased just two years ago in an £85million deal.
At the time he told reporters that "there is no reason to fear that he will not honour his commitment with West Ham", adding that "we are not actively in the process of selling."
However that appears to have changed with his latest admission, which follows news of the collapse of the Gudmundsson-owned Samson Holdings earlier this week.
More woe for poor Bjor [19th Nov 2008]
Fridge on rumours [7th Nov 2008]
'No confidence' vote in board [31st Oct 2008]
As he giveth, so shall he taketh away [8th Oct 2008]
Fridge: we're not selling (yet) [7th Oct 2008]
Pass the blame and don't blame me [9th Aug 2008]
Eggy out [13th Dec 2007]
by A Davis
12:44PM 8th Nov 2008
''The pretense and insincerity of the West Ham board has taken so much passion out of the West Ham following. The Icelandic owner has been unlucky with the economy to an extent, yet also blinkered and naieve to think his economy could ride on this financial crest for so long.
One thing which has let the fans down is the apparent lack of traditional family values that West Ham has been known for. The operation of our historical London team has been clinical and amateur, a combination which advertises a cold heartless careless movement to the paying fans.
At the end of the day, we all know that the Premier League is a rich boy's casino nowadays. So with that in mind.... who the Hell is Gudmundsson? Lets get ourselves a 'real' owner with 'real' funds. None of this false hope and promise from the biscuit boys!''
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