Sullivan set for meeting with player’s agent on Monday, according to his co-chairman’s son.
West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan is due to meet the agent of a ‘top European striker’ on Monday, according to his son Jack.
Sullivan junior made the claim via twitter on Sunday, confirming that his father was meeting a player’s representative next week.
— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) March 23, 2013
Following the news that West Ham have secured a 99-year lease of the Olympic Stadium from 2016, David Sullivan revealed his plans to secure Champions League football for the Hammers, and claimed he has a meeting on Monday to discuss bringing in a “club transfer record-breaking striker”.
“It’s very difficult to compete against Chelsea and Manchester City,” Sullivan is quoted as saying by the Daily Express.
“Manchester United are a very special club because of the Munich situation and Arsenal have got the Emirates.
“But we hope to close that gap. Our aim is to finish third or fourth. In five or six years, once we get the revenues from the stadium, we will be a force to reckon with.”
The Hammers currently play at the 35,000 seater Boleyn Ground but the move to the new stadium in Stratford will hold up to 54,000 spectators.
Sam Allardyce’s side currently sit 14th in the Premier League table, six points clear of the bottom three but still seven points short of the 40 point safety benchmark.