West Ham rubbish talk of Green sale

15 June 2010 02:40
David Sullivan, a West Ham United co-owner, has dismissed suggestions the club could seek to sell goalkeeper Robert Green after his error in England's World Cup draw with the United States. Green was at fault for Clint Dempsey's equaliser, allowing a shot from Clint Dempsey that he should have collected easily to squirm away from his hand and into the back of the net. It proved a key goal, as the States held on for a point in a 1-1 stalemate that leaves them going head to head with the Three Lions to top Group C and secure a second-round tie against the runner-up from Group D rather than the winner. It has prompted suggestions that West Ham, whose new owners have promised a summer of wheeling and dealing, could sell Green. Not so, according to Sullivan. "It is just total nonsense that we are now trying to find a replacement for Green. It's just not true," he told Soccernet. "He is our No.1 keeper and will remain our No.1 keeper next season. We expect him to be with us for at least the two years left on his contract."