Last Updated: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:02
West Ham co-owner David Gold has revealed he is open to offers for part of his stake in the club if a wealthy investor pops up.
Gold and partner David Sullivan took charge of the Hammers back in January 2010 and, while they have done wonders to drag them away from financial meltdown and at the same time get them promoted to the Premier League, Gold admits they do not have the 'billions' needed to challenge at the top of the table.
Gold admits he would be willing to allow someone else in to help them out financially at the club.
He told the Mirror: "You have to be a billionaire to make a major difference and there aren't many of them about.
"Of course, I'd welcome a Father Christmas. But then you look and discover that it might not be the real Father Christmas. And you know why? Because there isn't a real Father Christmas. He doesn't exist.
"In an ideal world, though, if you ask what I'd like to see happen, I would like a very wealthy person to come and join us.
"David and myself are wealthy by normal standards, but not by football standards.
"We would be reluctant to sell the whole football club because we feel part of it. It's taken us a lifetime to earn enough money to return to our roots and we won't give that up lightly. We're doing our best but it would be that much easier if there were three of us."
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