West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan is recuperating having undergone heart surgery on Tuesday.
The 67-year-old went under the knife for a planned minor, routine procedure, with his son David Sullivan Jr tweeting a picture of his father lying in his hospital bed on his mobile phone after coming round.
Dads just had heart surgery woke up from operation and is straight back on the phone to sign more players ? pic.twitter.com/4bXSDsMV8N
— DAVE SULLIVAN JNR (@DaveSulley) August 23, 2016
A striker is certainly the Hammers’ priority, and manager Slaven Bilic said in his press conference ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League play-off against Romanian side Astra Giurgiu that the club were working hard to bring in a new forward with Andy Carroll, Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho all injured.
But the Croatian, who spoke of his admiration for Manchester City’s Wilfried Bony and Juventus’ Simone Zaza, added: “I don’t negotiate. I’m just the manager. I just say to the chairmen and (chief scout) Tony Henry, we talk and then they do it.”
Sullivan often leads the negotiations for new signings and will be key to West Ham securing any new recruits before the transfer deadline.