West Ham United co-chairman David Gold answers tweet about lack of spending

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold is inundated with tweets on a daily basis from supporters.

Regularly, he responds and engages with the fanbase, which at times is highly critical of the businessman and his colleague David Sullivan.

On this occasion, one fan questioned the club’s lack of spending and accused Gold of choosing to keep the money in his “own pockets”.

The 80-year-old hit back, though, defending the club’s strategy.

The Hammers ended last season on a major high after finishing seventh in the Premier League and embarking on a new chapter by moving into the Olympic arena – later named the London Stadium.

The aim was to build on the previous campaign and establish themselves as a competitive top-half club, but results suffered in the early stages of the season.

Slaven Bilic’s men were victorious in just one of their opening six games and even though results improved midway through the season, they have failed to win in their last five league fixtures.

It was a difficult January for the East London outfit as they controversially parted ways with their best player Dimitri Payet after he refused to play again for the team.

They ended up making a £15m profit on the midfielder’s £25m return to Marseille, but due to the manner of the situation, arguably they settled for less than they would have wanted.

On top of that, many fans have not taken to the new stadium, with plenty insisting that there is a lack of atmosphere in the state-of-the-art venue.