Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky is “in talks” to acquire a minority stake in West Ham. to buy

According to various reports, Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky is “in talks” with West Ham United about buying a minority stake in the club.

London Stadium co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan have wanted to invest in the London club in recent years but have turned down sales offers.

They have been in talks for the past 12 months with Kretinsky, who is reportedly acquiring almost 27% of the club’s shares. (through the athletic).

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Known as the ‘Czech Sphinx’, the 46-year-old is co-owner and president of Sparta Prague. It also has investments in Sainsbury’s, Royal Mail and France’s The world Newspaper.

West Ham They have started the 2021/22 season very well. He is currently fourth in the Premier League, in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals and leader of his Europa League group.

The Hammers advanced to the last eight after beating Manchester City on a penalty shootout on Wednesday night.

Their victory over City, who have won the last four Carabao Cups, made them the first team to beat the Premier League champions in competition in 1,827 days.

This result, in addition to knocking out Manchester United in the previous round, gave David Moyes’ team a great opportunity to take home the trophy in February.

West Ham cup keeper Alphonse Areola continued his strong start to his career with the Irons against City, notching his fourth out in as many appearances.

Areola signed with the Hammers in the summer transfer window on a one-season lease with Paris St-Germain.

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club captain Mark Noble praised the French shooting stopper after his performance on Wednesday night.

“Alphonse knows Lukasz is number one right now, but he’s great with the guys, he doesn’t sulk, he comes in and he’s been fantastic in the Europa League games he has played and fantastic in the Carabao Cup games.” Noble said to the club. official website.

“Tonight it showed how good it is and how great it is for us!”