Teddy signs new deal

West Ham United is delighted to announce that Teddy Sheringham has today signed a new one-year playing contract with the Club.

The 39-year-old striker put pen to paper on the deal at Upton Park on Friday afternoon and will enjoy a third campaign with the Club next season.

Since signing for the Hammers on a free transfer in July 2004, Teddy has scored a fantastic 26 goals in 53 league and cup appearances. He played a major role in helping us achieve promotion from the Championship in his first season with the Club and has proved his quality in the Premiership again this year.

Manager Alan Pardew said: "I'm absolutely delighted that we have signed Teddy up for another year. It's important for our young players that we have good senior professionals at the Club, and Teddy has always set the right example.

"More importantly, we have also secured his playing ability for another season. Teddy has shown this season that he is still a top Premiership striker and, given his superb fitness levels and dedication to the game, I have no doubt that he will be an important member of the team next year."

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