David Gold and West Ham midfielder react on Twitter to Cheikhou Kouyate contract

David Gold

Cheikhou Kouyate has signed a new contract with West Ham United.

West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble has taken to social networking site Twitter to express his delight at Cheikhou Kouyate signing a new contract with the club.

Kouyate has put pen to paper on a new deal which will see him remain at the Boleyn Ground until the summer of 2021.

Noble is delighted to see the Senegal international midfielder, who can also play as a defender, commit his long-term future to the Hammers.

West Ham co-chairman David Gold has also expressed his delight on Twitter and has added on the club’s official website: “I want to start with more fantastic news for the Club and I am thrilled that Cheikhou Kouyate has pledged his long-term future to West Ham United and signed a new five-year contract.

“It once again proves that we are determined to bring in top quality players and keep them on a long-term basis as we move ever closer to our historic move into the new Stadium during the summer.”

Kouyate joined West Ham in the summer of 2014 and has established himself as one of the best players in Slaven Bilic’s side.

The former Anderlecht midfielder has scored four goals and created 17 chances in 25 Premier League appearances so far this season.

The Senegalese has a pass accuracy of 79% and a shot accuracy of 52%, and has won 61 headers, 21 dribbles and 55 tackles.

West Ham are fifth in the Premier League table at the moment with 49 points from 29 matches, just two points behind Manchester City, who are currently fourth and occupy the final Champions League spot.

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