Sullivan hopes to make one personal West Ham signing

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan aims to still have a say on transfers.

Sullivan plans to make one signing his own choice, if the situation warrants it.

Sullivan was accused of meddling during his uneasy relationship with Gianfranco Zola last season but told the London Evening Standard: “We won't be interfering with Avram. Of the next 20 players we sign, 18 will be his choice.

“Maybe the 19th will be a player I like. I've been in football for almost 20 years now and I'm not a complete mug when it comes to picking a player. I think that's reasonable.

“The 20th will perhaps be a player Avram wants but I will veto. I learned my lesson at Birmingham where Alex McLeish wanted a player from Charlton. I wasn't keen and I told him so but he was persistent and we bought the player. It was a big mistake.

“But having said all that, if Avram was still set on a player, he would probably veto my veto!”

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