Gary Neville backs West Ham for top four in future

West Ham's Olympic Stadium v Domizale

The Hammers have moved to the London Stadium this season

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic before the gameWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic before the game

Speaking on Sky Sports, Gary Neville has backed West Ham United to go on and become a force in the Premier League, courtesy of the London Stadium.

The Hammers will be playing in their new home this season having moved from Upton Park at the end of last season.

There is much excitement about the move, with the club hoping it is the first step towards them becoming a major force both domestically and in Europe in future.

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Indeed, much has already been made about the stadium not only giving them extra financial power but also being something that will help them attract the top players to the club.

And Neville agrees with that idea, saying that the club were given a gift with the move.

“I think the fact they’ve now got 50,000 season ticket holders, it gives them a big advantage,” he told Sky Sports.

“I think they could, over the next two or three years, get up towards the top four. They’ve been given a gift with that ground.”

West Ham's Olympic Stadium v DomizaleWest Ham's Olympic Stadium v Domizale

The Hammers will now be hoping they can enjoy a strong first season at the London Stadium and secure European football once again.

A top six place is looking likely to be extremely hard to achieve, with this season looking likely to be one of the most competitive to date.

After an impressive first year under Slaven Bilic though, they will be confident of improving again, especially given they have managed to keep hold of star man Dimitri Payet.

West Ham's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring their second goalWest Ham's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring their second goal

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