Cresswell becomes fourth Hammer to extend his deal

Date published: Tuesday 5th July 2016 1:39

West Ham full-back Aaron Cresswell has signed a one-year contract extension, the Premier League club have announced.

Cresswell, 26, joined the Hammers from Ipswich two years ago and has firmly established himself in the side during that time.

His extension will keep him at the club until 2021 and follows on from Michail Antonio penning a fresh deal on Monday as manager Slaven Bilic looks to tie down all of his key personnel to longer contracts.

“It’s great news for me,” the former Tranmere man told West Ham TV.

“I’ve been here for two years now and I’m looking forward to the next five seasons now that I’ve signed.

“Last season, especially with it being the last season at the Boleyn Ground, was pretty special, with the Manchester United game one which will live with me forever.

“This season, we’re all looking forward to the new stadium that’s up and running now, the first game with Juventus, which is obviously going to be a fantastic day, and the season ahead.”

Antonio’s new contract means the winger, who signed from Nottingham Forest last summer, is committed to West Ham until 2020 with the club pushing to keep hold of their top talent while also bringing in fresh faces.

Dimtri Payet, the club’s current player of the year, signed a new deal in February to ward off interest from top European sides, while Cheikhou Kouyate recently extended his contract.

Bilic has so far recruited defensive midfielder Havard Nordtveit and winger Sofiane Feghouli ahead of the new season – West Ham’s first at the Olympic Stadium.

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