Over the next decade it’s going to be fascinating to see how West Ham develop once they’ve moved into their new home – the Olympic Stadium – in 2016.
As revealed recently on MailOnline the Hammers are currently ranked in 21st place in footballs ‘Rich List’, which was formulated by revenue from the 2013/14 season.
It is startling to think how much more revenue West Ham will attract once they move into their 80,000 capacity stadium. The Boleyn Ground holds just over 35,000 yet they generated £105.3million last term, double that and the Irons could jump up to 12th in the list of top 30 wealthiest clubs.
There has been some questions as to whether the east London outfit will be able to fill the Olympic Stadium, but if they do the benefits will be huge.
With the additional financial clout they will be able to flex their muscles in the transfer market and go for better quality players, who will be more willing to join a side with both money and ambition.
PREPARED TO SPEND BIG
West Ham co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan have recently vowed to keep splashing the cash prior to their stadium switch.
"Our aim is to bring in more world-class players that can play in the 'West Ham Way'”, they said in a statement issued in the club’s website.
"We have broken the club's transfer record twice in the last three years and we will continue to make significant funds available to strengthen the playing squad this summer as we build a team that will befit our new home.
"We will also endeavour to hang onto our best players as, too often in the past, previous Boards have sold our most promising players."
This will have Hammers fans exuberant and they can expect a lot more of cash to be spent over the next five to ten years, when the revenue from their new ground starts piling in.
Alex Song stated back in October that West Ham could become one of the best clubs in England within the next five years. While this may be ambitious and unlikely given the time frame he isn’t completely mad to suggest it, although it may take a little longer considering the competition in the top flight.
Liverpool are a prime example, they are currently in the Rich List’s top ten having brought in £255.8million of revenue last year. However they are no longer considered one of the best club’s in the country, perhaps one of the biggest, but they haven’t won a major trophy for a very long time.
Therefore, money does not always mean success, but West Ham will most certainly have more exciting times ahead with the amount of funds that are soon to be injected into the club.