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paulon 10:24 Wed Oct 9
Cresswell - new deal to 2023
been decent last few games but not sure about a new 3 year deal tbh

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West Ham United is delighted to announce that Aaron Cresswell has signed a contract extension until 2023.

The Liverpool-born left-back has pledged his long-term future to the Club after enjoying an eye-catching start to the new season, highlighted by the outstanding free-kick in the Premier League win over Manchester United at London Stadium.

The third longest-serving current Hammer behind captain Mark Noble and Winston Reid, the popular full-back was pleased to commit himself to the Claret and Blue cause for the next four years.

To extend the stay is fantastic news for me and my family. I’m looking forward to the next few years ahead.

“I’ve been here for six years and I’ve loved every minute of it,” said the No3, who has made 184 appearances since joining the Irons from Ipswich Town in summer 2014. “I want to continue that and, thankfully, to extend the stay is fantastic news for me and my family. I’m looking forward to the next few years ahead.

“We’ve got a fantastic changing room. Everyone gets on. There are no egos and everyone is together. If you want to push on and kick on in the league, then you need that team spirit and togetherness. I think we’ve certainly got that.

“We’re all on the same page – the owners, the board, the coaching team, the players and the fans. We’re all pushing in the right direction and, if we can keep doing that, we’ll be okay.”

A former Liverpool schoolboy, Cresswell began his career across the River Mersey with Tranmere Rovers before joining Ipswich as a 21-year-old in 2011.

After three fine seasons in the Championship, the defender was snapped up by Sam Allardyce and immediately settled into life in the Premier League, being crowned Hammer of the Year at the end of his debut season in east London.

Since then, he has continued to produce the goods, helping the Hammers to a seventh-place Premier League finish in 2015/16, and scoring a number of spectacular goals.

Cresswell’s consistency saw him called into the senior England squad in November 2016, when he debuted against Spain at Wembley Stadium. He has featured twice more for his country in 2018, appearing against France and Lithuania.

He becomes the fourth player to sign a new deal with the Club this season, following Manuel Lanzini, Arthur Masuaku and Robert Snodgrass.

West Ham United would like to congratulate Aaron on his new contract and wish him the best for his future career in Claret and Blue.

https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2019/october/09-october/aaron-cresswell-signs-west-ham-united-contract-extension#S8khgUd82EZAaU1G.99

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Texas Iron 4:56 Sat Oct 12
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
Yes....
2 good goals this season...but poor defensively so far...
Slow...ambles back after going forward...
Also needs too much support from Anderson defensively...thus reducing Anderson's attacking potential...

Russ of the BML 5:36 Fri Oct 11
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
Adrian was just in the right place at the right time. He didn't want to be our reserve keeper so he left. It was only that and the fact that Liverpool had a keeper crisis that they got him in.

He isn't good enough for their current first team and he isn't good enough for our current first team. End of.

Good luck to him though.

crystal falace 6:12 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
Im sure anyone would look better playing behind van Dijk.

Adrian's had a couple of errors that lead to goals and one massive howler already this season so lets not pretend he's been a revelation since going there.

Alex G 6:11 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
And now he's looking good value to get a Premier League winner's medal around his neck...

SUM A DING WONG 5:51 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
I thought it was something along those lines, CF.

crystal falace 5:30 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
From what i read about Adrian we offered him around 50K but he wanted first team football but then the only places he could get first team football werent prepared to offer him anywhere close to that so he took what looked to be a very kushty backup role

SUM A DING WONG 5:27 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
Didn't we get a fair amount for Kouyate?

Excellent engine and very likeable - wasn't a great footballer, though.

Good for a team who wants to stay up and/or consolidate in the league.

I thought Adrian wanted to leave, regardless? If it was down to not being offered a better deal - we might have dropped a bit of a bollock.

Time will tell.

crystal falace 5:25 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
Kouyate or Kanoute?

Hermit Road 5:03 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
Kayoute was a fantastic player. Not much for chasing down a lost cause but very skillful.

Lee Trundle 4:46 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
Who considered Adrian to be shit?

threesixty 4:45 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
crystal

oh yeah!!! cant believe I did that. of course!
AC = Cresswell

scrap whatever bollocks I said.

I cant see how letting anyone's contract run down is good for any club. Its a sign of something that has been badly run. Very Arsene Wengerish.

If a player becomes "irreplaceable" to you so that they can run down their deal then the club, coaches, technical directors are not doing there jobs. There is no real excuse unless some crazy injury happens that fucks it all up and you cant sell them when you want to.

crystal falace 4:05 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
Might be wrong but i think AC in this instance is Aaron Cresswell

threesixty 3:58 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
collyrob

"AC’s contract would have seen him leave at 31/32 on a free. Do you really think that’s a big loss for the club?"

Caroll is a weird one. I personally dont think he should have been at the club at all because of his style of play.

Nothing to do with injuries etc..
Just too slow.

So people like that you may have to let their contract run down because everyone else in the world can see the exact same problem you can. And people won't buy that problem off you and give AC what he wants at the same time.

Creswell is an experienced PL left back. Lots of clubs would have him in our league, even as a backup if not no.1 LB.

Look at Kayoute, or even Adrian. what we consider shit is good use to others generally. Thats why we need to be strict about this 2yr, sign or get out thing. There is value in every PL player if you maintain their arrangements.

Russ of the BML 3:27 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
diehardhammer 3:25 Thu Oct 10

How many more times! Stop talking sense!

diehardhammer 3:25 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
collyrob 3:05 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
Or we could sell him for 3/4 million this summer

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you do realise this contract extension increases the chances of getting at least amount that this summer?

PwoperNaughtyButNot 3:24 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
This is a good move. He hasn’t sulked or asked for a move when benched so would have signed on the understanding that he is for the squad and a good squad needs good strength.

If we have some young players coming through then good experience in the dressing room will help.

We should have two good pros fighting for each place and then a hungry youngster looking to learn from them and then break through.

Russ of the BML 3:22 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
diehardhammer 2:55 Thu Oct 10

Stop talking sense and logical process!

It won't wash with the board haters.

As I have said before, all they do is put them in a rock and a hard place. If they don't offer him a contract and leaves for nowt they slag the board. If they offer him a contact they are cheapskates.

Can't win.

collyrob 3:08 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023

threesixty 3:00 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023

I completely understand your logic, and should be applied to all good, relatively young players who hold a decent value. AC’s contract would have seen him leave at 31/32 on a free. Do you really think that’s a big loss for the club?

collyrob 3:05 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
Or we could sell him for 3/4 million this summer and replace him with someone younger and better which shouldn’t be difficult because he’s mostly shit and slow.

Or do the usual shit and have someone old, slow, finished, picking up injuries and offering fuck all on the pitch and still collecting a massive wage from the club. Seems we never learn.

threesixty 3:00 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
You have to maintain your house otherwise it’s worthless. Even if you don’t always like living there.

Having a policy to resign or sell 2 yrs before your contracts up is good business. We can’t afford to get into all that arsenal bollocks of letting people think they can get a free off us. That’s mad.

diehardhammer 2:55 Thu Oct 10
Re: Cresswell - new deal to 2023
Everton offered £8m, west ham said no FYI

Im not quite sure how to put this into simpler terms. there are 2 options here.

1. Don't give him a contract, let him run the contract down then leave him for measly sum or worse leave for FREE. The club has to search for new LB when we dont know what positions MP wants to strengthen

2. Give him a slight extension of 2 years, holds value a little more, perhaps £5-7m if sold and the club retains cover in the LB position in case of injury

it's logical to go with option 2 as the club have done.

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