Allardyce explains exciting benefit of West Ham's Olympic Stadium move

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West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has explained what he feels is the biggest benefit of the club's imminent move to the Olympic Stadium.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT how the Hammers will benefit from their move to the Olympic Stadium.

West Ham will play their first season in the stadium at Stratford at the beginning of the 2016/2017 season as they look to expand and progress both on and off the pitch.

Allardyce feels West Ham have dodged the same problem Arsenal experienced and Tottenham will experience by moving into a stadium, which has already been built.

“When you see what’s going to happen at Tottenham, in terms of they’re going to build their new stadium – the costing factor and what that means in investment for players, is going to put it back for some time,” said Allardyce.

“West Ham don’t have that problem with this fantastic new agreement they’ve got and their fantastic new home.”

Hopefully West Ham will be able to enjoy an increased source of revenue, which they’ll be able to reinvest into the first team consistently.

If they can get into Europe at the end of this season and stay there, the possibility of being able to sign a new higher and more expensive brand of player is also going to be significant in keeping them at a top level.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are the teams West Ham will be looking to compete with frequently over the next few seasons and examples of clubs who regularly spend big to improve their playing squads.

If West Ham can join them in terms of finances and buy sensibly, they could become the next team to break into that bracket in a few years time.

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