West Ham have commenced the process of developing a new training ground, it has been reported by ExWHUEmployee.

At present, the clubs first team train at the current Rush Green complex, with the Academy located at the former senior training ground at Chadwell Heath.

The requirement for a upgrade on the current facilities has been a subject for some time amongst many connected with the club, wih the general feeling the club are lagging behind other football clubs in what they are offering to the players and staff, as a hub to work and train.

The club to their credit have upgraded the Academy facilities, which has seen significant investment in recent years at Chadwell Heath, however it now appears plans are commencing to build a new training ground for the senior squad.

Reporting this week on The West Ham Way Podcast, our co-host and club insider Ex stated that we are at present in the provisional stage, with potential sites being identified by the club.

“The club are in the process of looking to build a new training ground,” said Ex on the Podcast.

“They are currently looking at potential sites, with one in Basildon understood to be in consideration, as the club require large acres of land to build the new facility.

“The current training ground at Rush Green is degrading and the club are now looking to improve on the situation, although it’s important to stress this is at the provisional stage.”

Ex also added to the story in the week of the missing ‘M’ on the signage outside Rush Green, with much attention gathered on the club utilising a ‘W’ instead of an ‘M’ as its replacement.

All letters have now been removed and the club have ordered new lettering for the sign outside Rush Green.