West Ham United youngster, Reece Burke has signed a new four-year deal with the Hammers.
Delighted at the new deal
The 19-year-old initially broke into the Hammers' first-team back in 2014, earning the Young Hammer of the Year back in the 2014/15 season.
Burke's loan deal at Bradford City last year is where the defender really impressed, earning several accolades in the post-season award ceremony.
The defender has been handed opportunities by Slaven Bilic at the beginning of the season, playing against Juventus and in the 1-1 draw with Astra Giurgiu, and Burke shared his delight at the new deal.
“Obviously as a West Ham fan as well as a player, it’s fantastic to be involved with the Club during this period,” Burke told whufc.com.
He admitted, “It’s still sinking in to be honest, the move and the changes here. Over time, I really believe everything will settle in, and it will feel like home very, very soon."
Building on experience
The impact of the defender's talents were well documented at Valley Parade last season, and Burke admitted that another loan move could be a possibility.
“This season for me, another loan move may happen for me,” he revealed to the club's official website.
He added,“I think I’m going to try and do Championship – the next step – and see how the season goes hopefully playing Championship football and I’ll hopefully get another load of games under my belt."
The 19-year-old concluded: “I want to build on that experience and come back next year even better, just similarly building like I did last season."
He remained hopeful, "I could have a similarly positive season this year in the Championship.”
West Ham United will take on Astra Giurgiu in the second-leg of their Europa League play-off at the London Stadium on Thursday, August 25 with kick-off at 7:45pm BST.