Cheeky Sullivan invites axed Curbs to invest in debt-ridden West Ham

24 January 2010 12:40
[LNB]Investment opportunity: Alan Curbishley[LNB]David Sullivan has invited Alan Curbishley to invest his financial pay-off from West Ham back into the cash-strapped Barclays Premier League club.[LNB]Former Hammers boss Curbishley won his case for wrongful dismissal against theclub in November and is still awaiting settlement. [LNB]New West Ham co-owner Sullivan admitted this week the club are £110million indebt, and has been scathing in his criticism of the club's previous owners. [LNB]Sullivan and business partner David Gold face an uphill task to balance thebooks at Upton Park and are seeking new investors, and the former Birminghamowner believes Curbishley could go a long way to aiding those efforts.[LNB]Sullivan told the People: 'Alan will get somewhere between £1.25million and£3.25million, and we'd love him to invest his settlement with us in West Ham.[LNB]'It would be marvellous, I could think of nothing better, but I don't thinkhe's going to be doing it. We're hoping to start seeing people we hope will invest with us by the middleof the week. [LNB]'We've got a few people who've got a gold card who we're going to see andwe're hoping they'll join us in the battle to keep West Ham alive. [LNB] New owners: David Sullivan (left) and David Gold[LNB]'We're talking about substantial sums of money from some very rich people andwe're hoping in a few months' time that they will have signed up for the fight. [LNB]'We will show them what we did at Birmingham, where all the investors doubledor quadrupled their money.'[LNB] 'West Ham Olympic': 2012 stadium move could see rebranding, says Brady Manchester City launch whopping £15m swoop for West Ham's Behrami WEST HAM UNITED FC

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