West Ham has announced that Aaron Cresswell has signed a contract extension of two further years until June 2023.
Cresswell told WHUFC.com “I’ve been here for six years and I’ve loved every minute of it, I want to continue that and, thankfully, to extend the stay is fantastic news for me and my family.
I’m looking forward to the next few years ahead. We’ve got a fantastic changing room. Everyone gets on. There are no egos and everyone is together. If you want to push on and kick on in the league, then you need that team spirit and togetherness. I think we’ve certainly got that.
“We’re all on the same page – the owners, the board, the coaching team, the players and the fans. We’re all pushing in the right direction and, if we can keep doing that, we’ll be okay.”
Claret and Hugh says:
The decision to award Aaron Cresswell a contract extension now will come as a surprise to many this evening. The 29-year-old left-back had an existing contract until June 2021 and this new deal will add a further two years to his term presumably at much higher wages. Although his form has improved of late scoring two goals in two games including a great free-kick, his form has been inconsistent at best over the past two seasons it would be fair to say. The timing of such an extension during the international is strange and has caught many off guard.Let’s hope Cresswell goes on to prove many of his critics wrong and carries on his great recent form as it could be said that West Ham players do tend to have a habit of dropping form directly after signing a new contract without mentioning certain names. The player will be 33 by the time his new contract expires.