Cottee wants West Ham competing with Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal.
Speaking to Kicca, former West Ham striker Cottee has admitted that he wants to see the Hammers competing with the bigger London-based Premier League teams, rather than the smaller teams in the capital.
He said: “Going forward I think West Ham had a choice, it being so competitive in London with 13, 14, 15 teams. I want West Ham to be competing with the likes of Chelsea who are going to build a new stadium, Spurs who are going to build a new stadium, Arsenal who have got a fantastic stadium. I want West Ham to compete with that, otherwise you’re going to be competing with the QPRs, the Palaces and the Fulhams.”
West Ham spent heavily over the summer to build a squad which would keep them in the upper echelons of the Premier League table, establishing themselves in the league prior to their move to the Olympic Stadium.
Moving ground will improve their finances, status in English football, and their future prospects, and it could be the stepping stone that pushes the Hammers into top flight competitors.
Cottee wants to see his former club make the most of this new standing West Ham will have in English football, and has admitted he wants to see them challenging with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea, who have all made decisions regarding stadium moves recently.
Arsenal have been at the Emirates for a decade now, whilst Spurs and Chelsea are in the process of building new grounds to play in.
These moves can do much to push the clubs up another level, and Cottee is hoping that he sees West Ham mixing it with the Premier League elite in the coming years when they have finally secured their new home.