Harewood Signs New Five Year Contract

WEST Ham United is pleased to announce that striker Marlon Harewood has signed a new five year contract with the Club.

The 26-year-old top-scored for West Ham United in all competitions last season with 22 goals as Alan Pardew's team won promotion back to the Premier League. And Marlon was part of the team that secured a memorable 3-1 win over Blackburn Rovers in Saturday's Premiership opener.

Marlon arrived at the Club for £500,000 from Nottingham Forest in November 2003, having made over 50 League appearances during four years at the City Ground.

Now he has helped fire Alan Pardew's men to the Premiership, Marlon is determined to help Hammers make a big impact on the top-flight this season.

"I'm delighted to have signed a new contract with the Club," said Marlon. "The atmosphere and spirit within the squad is fantastic at the moment and I'm proud to be a part of the team.

"I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Club so far and winning promotion last season was without doubt one of the best moments of my career. Hopefully, we can look forward to more success like that in the future.

"We got off to a great start with the result against Blackburn on Saturday and it's given us a lot of confidence going into the trip to Newcastle. It's a great starting point for us to build on this season."