However, co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan don’t intend to stop improving at the end of the season, and the Mirror has published an open letter from the pair that outlines how they intend to keep pushing the East London club to new heights.
Sam Allardyce has worked wonders with the squad at his disposal, but it has been the work completed in the summer transfer window that has really caught the eye. Aaron Cresswell, Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia all arrived at the Boleyn Ground, and all have played a vital role in allowing the Irons to challenge at the top end of the Premier League table.
Gold and Sullivan have been vital in the change in fortunes enjoyed by Allardyce’s side, and they intend to keep providing their manager with the best tools available for success. The Mirror has reported on the ongoing attempt to secure Barcelona loanee Alex Song on a permanent deal, whilst contract talks with Winston Reid are also progressing, as per Sky Sports.
Whilst many would suspect that the Hammers could rise no further than their current glory, Gold and Sullivan have published an open letter in the Mirror, in which they outline a five-year plan that includes a desire to keep strengthening the playing squad with world class players.
The letter stated: “Our aim is to bring in more world-class players that can play in the ‘West Ham Way’.
“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.”
In recent years, the Hammers have been known to be something of a selling club, buying players for cheap before making profit on them after a few years of success. Whilst this worked as a model from a financial standpoint, on-pitch glory was rare, and the co-owners have promised to do their best in keeping hold of the best players currently turning out at the Boleyn ground.
They added: “We will also endeavour to hang onto our best players as, too often in the past, previous Boards have sold our most promising players.”