David Sullivan completes West Ham takeover deal: Full statement

19 January 2010 10:15
David Sullivan has acquired 50 per cent of West Ham United and with immediate effect will have operational and commercial control of the football club.

The deal, which was concluded late on Monday night, values the club at £105million.

Mr Sullivan, a lifelong West Ham fan was brought up in Hornchurch and studied economics at Queen Mary College, Mile End.

Hammer time: David Sullivan has completed his takeover of West Ham United FC

He said: 'I have been interested in running West Ham United for 20 years and I can't wait to start work.

'I enjoyed running Birmingham City for 16-and-half years, but everyone there knew my true love was always West Ham United.

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Source: Daily_Mail