Speaking exclusively to the Transfer Tavern, former West Ham United midfielder and England international Rob Lee voiced his discontent over GSB and their controversial decision to move the club from their old Boleyn Ground to the London Stadium.
Lee, who made 19 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers over a near 16 month-long spell between 2003-2004 (SoccerBase), grew up a West Ham fan in east London before starting his memorable footballing career.
Should West Ham have moved to the London Stadium?
Now retired and speaking exclusively as a pundit to the Transfer Tavern, Lee has claimed that GSB did not have the supporters’ best interests at heart when deciding to leave the Boleyn Ground in favour of the move to the London Stadium.
Lee speaks out on GSB
The choice of the board to move to the London Stadium still haunts West Ham, according to some protestors and members of media alike, whilst the change of stadium has also been described as ‘painful‘.
Lee has now come out to voice his opinions on the highly unpopular stadium swap.
“I don’t think moving to the stadium, the way it went, helped,” explained Lee.
“It’s not a football stadium, they just done it, I think, on the cheap, because it was cheap.
“They didn’t actually go’ right, we’re going to build a football stadium’ as other clubs do. Financially, it’s probably very, very, very, very good for them.
Transfer Tavern take
Judging by the protests from supporters, it’s safe to say Lee could have a point – but only time will tell whether this GSB move will continue to haunt West Ham or if they can have some success in their relatively new surroundings.
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