West Ham are preparing contingency plans in case the government ban Premier League clubs from having betting companies as sponsors.

Hammers News has been told by a source based in the city [financial district in London] that the Irons are looking at potential replacements for Betway.

The government are planning to introduce a new ban on betting firms, and it appears as if the Irons could be one of the numerous top-flight clubs that could be impacted, and they have to start thinking of alternatives [Daily Mail].

Hammers have to start thinking.

One of the possible sponsors mentioned in this report is Foot Locker.

The sportswear brand are said to be worth over £4billion and have been mentioned as a new possible sponsor for the Irons should this ban be introduced.

Now, though there isn’t anything too concrete on this, the sheer wealth behind Foot Locker makes this an exciting rumour.

However, that is all it is right now; there is nothing concrete backing up these claims, so we will take it all with a pinch of salt for now.

Despite this, though, it is good to hear that the Irons are making contingency plans and no matter what happens, they should be well prepared for the change.

So, it could be a nervous wait for Betway and the Hammers, but it appears as if the Irons will have to look elsewhere for a new sponsor in the near future.

In other West Ham news, we think that the Hammers should go all out and sign this 20-year-old striker.

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