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

24 January 2010 12:40

Investment opportunity: Alan Curbishley

David Sullivan has invited Alan Curbishley to invest his financial pay-off from West Ham back into the cash-strapped Barclays Premier League club.

Former Hammers boss Curbishley won his case for wrongful dismissal against theclub in November and is still awaiting settlement.

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. 

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.

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.

'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.

'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. 

New owners: David Sullivan (left) and David Gold

'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.

'We will show them what we did at Birmingham, where all the investors doubledor quadrupled their money.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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