Cape Town - West Ham United confirmed last season's Hammer of the Year Aaron Cresswell has committed his long-term future to the London club, putting pen to paper on a new five-year contract.
The new deal will extend the 25-year-old left-back’s stay in east London until 2020, with the option of a further two years.
Cresswell, who joined from Ipswich Town last summer, played every minute of the Hammers’ 2014/15 Barclays Premier League campaign.
His performances were such that he would go onto collect an awards treble in an outstanding first season in Claret and Blue, bagging Signing of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season and the coveted Hammer of the Year crown.
Despite reportedly attracting interest from some of the Premier League’s biggest hitters, Cresswell was in no doubt where his future lay, keen to repay the faith shown in him by the Hammers hierarchy.
“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.”