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Masuaku/Cressie new deals explained

West Ham handed Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku new deals as an asset protection move ahead of the January and 2020 transfer windows.

There had been widespread surprise that the pair had been handed new two and four year contracts after some  form lapses over the past few season.

But having hinted the Irons needed to ensure they received fees for the players rather than allow their contracts to run down, Claret and Hugh has learned that the decisions were based on the club wanting to ensure they maintained the  keeping both players ahead of any clubs trying to pick them p on the cheap.

Masuaku’s deal was due to run out next summer and Cressie’s in 2021, thus the reason the Hammers decided to nail them down for a period to ensure their value remains relatively high values and to protect themselves from any interested outfits trying to pick them up on the cheap.

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We understand too that the manager is continuing to look for players in that area of the squad along with central defenders in the January window.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

One comment on “Masuaku/Cressie new deals explained

  1. Needs to look at midfield as matter of urgency – otherwise we will just get completely overrun in most games. Need some players with legs””.

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