Gold: Stadium move will boost West Ham transfer market work

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold says the Olympic stadium move will help them in the transfer market.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold says the Olympic stadium move will help them in the transfer market.

Gold is already excited about the prospect of seeing more world-class players pulling on the famous claret and blue shirt following the club's move to Stratford in 2016.

He told West Ham TV: "There is absolutely no question that the increased revenues from many sources that this will generate will help us to reduce the debt that burdens our football club. We are not as competitive as we should be because of the debt burden we inherited, so if we remove the debt and increase our incomes [it can only benefit us].

"It's not just that, but players want to come to play at a special place. I've experienced that, with players wanting to play in London. If you add that draw by offering a world-class stadium, then of course you will win some of the battles where a player is considering going to other clubs. We now have a better opportunity to secure those top-class players."

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