West Ham are an exciting club to be at right now, says Rob Lee

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It’s been a summer of change for West Ham ahead of a pivotal season for the club.

Former Newcastle United and West Ham United midfielder Rob Lee has commented on the state of affairs at the Boleyn Ground and feels that exciting times lie ahead.

"West Ham are an exciting club to be at right now. They have Bilic in charge, are going well in the Europa League and are moving to the Olympic Stadium," wrote Lee on Kicca.

"They have signed good players and they have nucleus of good players already. Bilic will play good football. So, not surprisingly, the fans are very excited."

This summer has seen the arrival of a new manager, in Slaven Bilic, with new ideas after four years under Sam Allardyce, and new top-quality playing staff.

Pedro Obiang, Dmitri Payet and Angelo Ogbonna look set to be added to, with Charlie Austin and Javier Hernandez two players linked recently by the likes of the Daily Mail.

Next season will also be West Ham’s last at Upton Park, as they prepare for a switch to the Olympic Stadium for the 2016-17 campaign.

Among the swell of activity, a lesser-publicised event occurred, which had particular significance for Rob Lee. Indeed, his son, Elliot Lee, scored his first senior goal last Thursday, in the club’s Europa League qualifier against FC Lusitanos, and Lee senior commented on the impressive support during the first leg of the encounter on home soil.

He added: "I went over to Upton Park for the Europa game to watch my son Elliot play and it was a full house. It was a fantastic turn out."

It's hard not to get caught up in the feel-good factor at West Ham but the real tests are soon to come. Bilic may or may not get off to a flyer and the season may fail to live up to its promise but, one thing's for certain, it's going to be an entertaining ride.

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