Done deal: West Ham agree terms with international defender after talks
By Tom Blackburn
Aaron Cresswell has signed an updated five-year West Ham contract, it was announced on Tuesday.
Cresswell, 26, has extended his previous Hammers deal by one year, meaning he will now stay at the club until 2021.
The former Ipswich man arrived in East London in 2014 and immediately made an impact, winning Hammer of the Year in his first season.
West Ham announced via their website and social media platforms that the left-back had agreed fresh terms with the club.
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Following spells at Tranmere and Ipswich, the left-back completed a £3.75million switch to Upton Park in the summer of 2014.
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The 26-year-old has been a virtual ever-present since arriving at the London club and started 37 of their 38 Premier League matches this season, missing just the one game through injury.
In April, Football Insider reported that Cresswell had attracted interest from Liverpool, where he began his career as a youth player before being released.
Upon signing the new contract, Cresswell told West Ham TV that he was excited to have five years ahead of him at the Hammers new Olympic Stadium.
“It’s great news for me,” he said. “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.”