West Ham United: Aaron Cresswell pens new contract

West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell has put pen to a paper on a new one-year contract extension, that will keep him at the Olympic Stadium until 2021.

The 26-year-old Englishman joined the Hammers in 2014 and has racked up 89 appearances for Slaven Bilić’s side, including 47 games during the last campaign.

The left-back has branded the extension “great news” as the club prepare to begin the new season at the Olympic Stadium.

“It’s great news for me. 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,” Cresswell told West Ham’s club official website.

“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.”

Cresswell becomes the second player to extend his career with the Hammers this week, following in the footsteps of Michail Antonio.