Monday 29 Jul
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Arthur Masuaku signs contract extension

Arthur Masuaku signs his contract extension


West Ham United is delighted to announce that Arthur Masuaku has signed an extension to his contract with the Club until the summer of 2024.

The agreement also includes an option for the Democratic Republic of Congo international’s deal with the Hammers to be extended by a further two years.

Masuaku, 25, has been an important member of West Ham’s squad since arriving from Greek side Olympiacos in the summer of 2016, making 75 appearances across those three campaigns.

Having featured for his country in this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations, the left-back returned to action in Saturday’s friendly victory at Fulham and is set to feature in this week’s final pre-season matches against Hertha Berlin and Athletic Bilbao.

“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."

West Ham United 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.”