News that West Ham are looking for new sponsors for the London Stadium after Vodafone pulled out due to heavy losses will be just what the fans didn’t want to hear as they look towards the summer transfer window.
Slaven Bilic’s side have struggled for most of the season and the sale of Dimitri Payet early in the campaign seemed to undermine much of their chances of challenging for Europe.
The Hammers will need to strengthen in the summer especially with question marks surrounding Andy Carroll’s ability to lead the team’s attack after starting only 15 games this season.
Vodafone were expected to be on the verge of a six year naming deal, the current lease for the stadium is £2.5 million in rent per year with West Ham expected to receive around £4 million per year from the naming rights which fans would expect to be put back into the club.
West Ham fans have been giving their reactions and questions on social media as to why the deal fell apart and what it means for the club.
Anyone know why Vodafone pulled out.??
— Philip 父 Wilkinson 父 (@PW57WHU) May 16, 2017
@PW57WHU something to do with poor sales recently on their end,they could be getting cold feet after west ham united getting HMRC banging on the door
— Sarith: The Bastard (@IsarithI) May 16, 2017
@PW57WHU They deny that this is the reason but they did announces their financial year big losses!!
— Dilton (@diltondiltond1) May 16, 2017
@PW57WHU Bad signal?
— BMWHU(@irons1978) May 16, 2017
@PW57WHU The tax raid
— 父 Russell M P 父 (@russelthehammer) May 16, 2017
Vodafone pull out of naming rights deal because of them losing billions. West Ham curse is true, XL, Alpari and now Vodafone.
— Mitchell Pearce (@Pearcey_) May 16, 2017