Moving to the London Stadium in 2016 will go down in West Ham United’s history as a controversial moment.
Even now, some fans are still against the decision to leave Upton Park as they feel that their current home lacks atmosphere.
On Monday, West Ham co-owner David Gold confirmed via Twitter that there are plans in motion to increase the capacity of the stadium to 60,000.
The businessman added that it could be further expanded to 66,000 seats, which would make the ground the biggest in London and second largest in the Premier League.
Subject to regulatory permissions, West Ham will increase its capacity to 60,000 and leaves scope to expand up to 66,000 in the future. The increase would make the London Stadium the largest in London and the second
largest in the Premier League. dg#Proud pic.twitter.com/mcLsuqyZ5D
— David Gold (@davidgold) November 20, 2018
Some supporters were receptive to the news, while others chose to bombard Gold’s Twitter page with questions about Declan Rice’s contract situation.
The versatile youngster has become a key member of Manuel Pellegrini’s team having made the holding role his own.
The Playmaker FC squad decided to wind-up some unsuspecting Brazil fans at the Emirates on Saturday night. Watch the hilarious results in the video below…
However, he is yet to put pen-to-paper on a new contract, despite the club tabling a fresh offer.
When will we sign Declan rice to a new contract? The fans are really worried we will lose this special talent.
— Phil Malem (@PRM102) November 20, 2018
Shouldn’t your priority be getting Declan rice contract sorted FIRST
— steve hill (@steve5705) November 20, 2018
That all sounds very profitable for you but when do we get a football stadium and when will you give Declan Rice a contract that will keep him at West Ham
— Mark Staines (@MarkStaines01) November 20, 2018
How about your sort out the things that matter first like a contact for Dec Rice ya tube
— BLAIR ⚒?? (@BlairDavidson16) November 20, 2018
GIVE. DECLAN. RICE. A. NEW. CONTRACT. NOW!!!!!
— Peter (@blunders1985) November 20, 2018
Great, why are we taking so long in signing Rice to a long contract?
— Paul barrett (@Kenwoodquay) November 20, 2018
Nice one, but now sort Declan Rice’s contract out FFS!
— Rob Hales (@Robert88Hales) November 20, 2018
— Steve Bulley???????⚒ (@whizz_kid7) November 20, 2018
How about sort out @_DeclanRice contract first !!!!!! He’s more important than 9,000 extra seats for non West Ham fans to use !!!!
— Daniel 父 Moore (@danielmoore1987) November 20, 2018