West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku signs contract extension

Arthur Masuaku has signed a long-term contract extension that will keep him at West Ham until 2024. The deal for the 25-year-old also includes an agreement to further extend for two years.

The Democratic republic of Congo international has made 75 appearance for the club since joining from Greek side Olympiacos in the summer of 2016.

Masuaku who featured in the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations returned into action for West Ham in a friendly victory match against Fulham on Saturaday and looks set to take part in this week final round of pre-season matches against Hertha Berlin and Athletico Bilbao.

Masuaku told the club’s official website: “I am very happy and very proud,” Masuaku said. “For me it was an easy decision.

“The Club wanted me to stay and so I didn’t even need to think about it – it was just a matter of time.

“Now I am looking forward to the Premier League season and giving my all for this club I love.

“It hasn’t been an easy road for me since I first arrived at the club but I have always been positive and I hope and I think that the future is bright for West Ham, and hopefully for me and the team.

“I am very excited, and happy to be a part of things here. The manager has been very good to me and I hope now I can repay his faith.”

Boss Manuel Pellegrini added: ” “We are very happy that Arthur has signed an extension to his contract and committed his long-term future to West Ham United.

“He is a player with excellent technical ability and has worked hard to improve over the past year. He finished last season in very good form and has returned after the summer determined to continue in a similar way.

“After three years in England, Arthur is now established and well settled, and we look forward to seeing him make a big contribution in the future.

West Ham have been active in the transfer market this summer having signed Sebastien Haller, Pablo Fornals, Roberto and David Martin.

 

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