Belfast Telegraph

Cresswell commits to Hammers

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell has signed a new five-year contract after playing a starring role in his debut season with the club.

The left-back was signed from Ipswich last summer and went on to play every game in the Hammers' 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign, his first in the top-flight.

His consistent displays earned him the Hammer of the Year and the Player's Player of the Year awards and the club's hierarchy have now tied him down to a long-term stay.

Cresswell will remain at Upton Park until the end of the 2020 season, with the option of a further two years, and the 25-year-old is relishing the chance to play in the Europa League this season.

"It's exciting times for me to pen a new deal at West Ham," he told West Ham TV. "Thankfully last year was a good season for me personally to play every minute of every game, so it's nice to finally commit my future to West Ham.

"I was at Ipswich 12 months ago and when West Ham came in for me there was only one place for me.

"I jumped straight in the car, down the A12 and signed for West Ham. So for me to play for a club like West Ham, week in week out, is massive and these are exciting times.

"It's going to be a massive year for us, the last year at Upton Park. But it's exciting times going into one of the best stadiums in Europe, even in the world. It's going to be a good summer, hopefully a few more faces will come in and we'll have a good year."


From Belfast Telegraph