From the Boardroom - David Sullivan

Joint-Chairman David Sullivan says the Club are hard at work as they aim to secure their summer transfer targets
Joint-Chairman David Sullivan says the Club are hard at work as they aim to secure their summer transfer targets…
The 2015/16 season may have ended three weeks ago, but this is an exceptionally busy time for everyone at the Club.
As the Stadium move nears the finishing touches are being made at our magnificent new home – and I know many of you would have seen some of those elements at the weekend, when the Stadium hosted its first ever concert with AC/DC playing to a full house.

We were proud to release the first images of the completed Club London lounges ahead of the concert, and before we know it we will be hosting UEFA Europa League football there, and welcoming the Italian champions Juventus in a spectacular start to our time on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
On the pitch, work continues to secure the targets we have identified to ensure we build on the considerable progress made in Slaven Bilic’s first season as manager here.
It was reported that one of those targets was Jamie Vardy, and while it is true that we would loved to have had him, the numbers being talked about in a potential move to Arsenal show that the market is going potty.
It is safe to say that signing him would have smashed our current wage structure and we are determined to buy players with good value in this mad market.
We have done that exceptionally well in recent years, with the likes of Winston Reid, Cheikhou Kouyate, Aaron Cresswell, Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini vindicating this approach.
All of those players have gone on to become stars of our team and you can rest assured that we will be bringing players in this summer who will prove to be just as influential.
We’re working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to make this happen, and with five bids in for players at the moment, we are hopeful that we can bring you some exciting news soon.
Elsewhere, we staged a live auction at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday when some truly unique pieces of Boleyn Ground memorabilia went on sale to supporters.
Moving stadia has given supporters the opportunity to own their piece of Hammers history and there are still plenty of items to bid on online – with auctions ending over the course of this week and next.