Upson relieved as West Ham gain financial stability

West Ham defender Matthew Upson has welcomed the news that the Hammers have now new owners.

West Ham defender Matthew Upson has welcomed the news that the Hammers have now new owners.

Asset management group CB Holding took control of the club on Monday.

Asked if it was unsettling to hear the reports about West Ham's future, he replied: "No, I think it's a positive thing from what I can gather.

"Any kind of financial investment into the team and into the club I think is great.

"We're at a real crucial period in terms of developing the team and I think it's a positive sign that the manager can maybe go out and strengthen the squad."

Upson added: "All I know is I am very positive that the club's got some good financial investment.

"As a player there I want to improve and I want to develop as a club and as a player.

"So my future is there - at the moment I feel very happy, I'm enjoying my football, I'm enjoying working under Gianfranco Zola, so I think times are good."