COTTEE AND RIO BACK HAMMERS’ TAKEOVER
Tony Cottee has joined Rio and Anton Ferdinand in backing PAI Capital’s West Ham takeover bid.
Ex-England striker Cottee scored 146 goals in 336 appearances for the Hammers and is very much a fans’ favourite, which could be a huge asset in helping the consortium win over supporters.
In an official statement, Cottee said: “I’ve been following the bid closely and have had detailed discussions with the PAI team recently.
“Having got to know the people involved and having had the opportunity to learn more about their plans, I’m pleased to announce that I’m fully behind PAI bid.
“Everyone knows how much this club means to me.
“I want the best for the West Ham players, the staff, and the fans, and I’m confident that PAI will deliver on all fronts.
“We’ve spoken at length about what is needed – those discussions have included Rio, Anton [Ferdinand] and the rest of the bidding team – and we are all on the same page about what can be done.
“There is a real passion from everyone involved, and a confidence that we can reach the goals we have set out to achieve – the first one, of course, is getting the fans to believe in this bid.
“We want the fans to support this, and I’m hoping that I can help with that conversation.”
Source: The Sun