Hurst eyes big future with Olympic move

Legendary former West Ham United striker Sir Geoff Hurst has expressed his excitement about the club's proposed move to the Olympic Stadium.

Sir Geoff, who famously formed part of a trio of Hammers who helped England lift the World Cup in 1966, says the move will help the club drive forward.

He notched 249 goals in a prolific 500-game career at the Boleyn Ground, which included FA Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup triumphs, and eyes success in the future on the back of the proposed move.

Speaking to the Mail Online, he said: "It's [a big future] not beyond the realms of possibility if we go to the stadium and with the support we've got.

"West Ham has a huge supporter base. If you could make a comparison to another club of a similar stature and I would say Manchester City is it.

"Look what has happened to them after they went to a new stadium.

"I think it has been great for Chelsea with [Roman] Abramovich and for Manchester City. It has been great for the game. Of course I'd be thrilled to bits if it happened to West Ham.

"I do strongly believe that for the club to move forward we need to move to a bigger stadium.

'"Nobody has a greater connection to Upton Park than I have as a player or a fan. I've had some great days and I have a great connection with the club.

"I firmly believe it [moving to the Olympic Park] is the future for us. We need to be there."