By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Reece Burke has signed a new West Ham contract, the club have announced.

The Hammers have announced on their official website and Twitter account that the defender, 19, has penned a deal that runs until 2020.

West Ham claim that Burke has been rewarded for an outstanding 18 months.

He graduated through the club’s academy and has gone on to make 11 senior appearances for the London club after making his debut at 17 against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.

The youngster who also won West Ham’s Young Player of the Year award during the 2014-15 season has been capped three times by England at Under-20 level.

He made three appearances for the Hammers in the Europa League before joining Bradford on loan last season where he made 34 league appearances in the Yorkshire club’s successful campaign, helping the club secure a play-off place and contributing to Bradford’s impressive defensive record of conceding just 40 goals.

The centre-back impressed in Yorkshire and won seven accolades at the League One side’s player awards, including the Player of the Year award.

In other West Ham transfer news, the club were in talks on Monday night to seal a £24million loan-to-buy deal.