Cresswell signs new one-year deal

Aaron Cresswell has signed a new deal with West Ham United

Cresswell signs new one-year deal
Above: Aaron Cresswell has signed a new deal with West Ham United | Photo: whufc.com

Aaron Cresswell is the latest West Ham United player to commit his future to the Hammers, signing a new one-year deal with the club.

Extending his stay

The defender has impressed in his two seasons at the East London club, after his move from Ipswich Town, winning Hammer of the Year in his debut season.

The 26-year-old's one-year extension, will see him remain with the club until 2021, and the left-back shared his delight at the new deal.

He told West Ham TV "it's great news for me" having "been here for two years now" and is now "looking forward to the next five seasons."

Cresswell continued saying "last season, especially with it begin the last season at the Boleyn Ground was pretty special" and the "Manchester United game one which will live with me forever."

He concluded "we're looking forward to the new stadium" and the "first game with Juventus which is going to be a fantastic day."

Above: Aaron Creswell in pre-season training for West Ham United | whufc.com
Above: Aaron Cresswell in pre-season training for West Ham United | Photo: whufc.com

Stepping up the preparations

Cresswell is currently with the first-team squad, who are in Seattle as they prepare for their two pre-season matches with the Seattle Sounders and Carolina RailHawks, and Cresswell said they are hard at work to prepare for the new season.

He said "we're here to work hard" and "haven't come to America for a holiday" and "now is the time to prepare for the new season."

Cresswell continued "we've got Chelsea away first game" and then the "first Premier League game at the new stadium against Bournemouth" which "we're all looking forward to."

He concluded "last year in Europe it was hard with coming back very early and traveling" as "we didn't have much time to prepare" but "cant wait for them" this season as "were definitely well-equipped."

West Ham United will take on the Seattle Sounders at the CenturyLink Field with kick-off at 3:30am BST.