Cresswell: This is fantastic for West Ham heading into new stadium

Aaron Cresswell

Aaron Cresswell believes that West Ham are securing their long-term future.

Cresswell has been a revelation since his summer signing from Ipswich, and he has told the London Evening Standard how securing the long-term futures of key players is fantastic for West Ham.

Winston Reid, James Tomkins and Mark Noble have all signed new long-term deals to keep them in East London for the foreseeable future, and Cresswell himself signed a five-year deal when transferring to the Bolyen Ground last summer.

The club are looking to secure their Premier League status prior to their move to the Olympic Stadium next summer, and that move could be the spark that sees the club truly become a European power.

They have already started preparing for such a move by securing the long-term deals with the three key players, and they can now start to build the club up whilst keeping the solid base that characterises West Ham as a football club.

Cresswell has admitted that the club have been fantastic in agreeing the new contracts, as it is the perfect base to build from heading into the new stadium.

“It is great that all the players have signed, especially Tonks and Nobes, who came through the youth system,” the left-back told the Standard. “They are West Ham through and through — and Reidy obviously has just signed a new long-term deal as well. I think it’s fantastic for the club especially going into the new stadium.”

Despite all the players being awarded new contracts, there is still not confirmation as to whom will be coaching the club next season - let alone the year after when the Hammers actually start playing at the Olympic Stadium.

Sam Allardyce’s deal expires this summer and has yet to be offered an extension, and with every passing week and a number of poor results in the second half of the campaign, it now appears as if there will be a new man patrolling the Hammers dugout at the start of next season.

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