‘It was an easy decision’: West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku beams as club announce they have extended his contract until 2024
- DR Congo left back Arthur Masuaku has signed a new deal at West Ham
- The player has committed the next five years of his career to the club
- Masuaku said it was an easy decision and he is very proud to have signed again
West Ham have announced the extension of Arthur Masuaku’s contract until 2024.
The DR Congo left back arrived at West Ham from Olympiacos in 2016 and has since turned out 75 times for the club.
Upon his return from the Africa Cup of Nations this summer, the Irons tied him down for a further five years and Masuaku expressed his delight.
West Ham have announced the extension of Arthur Masuaku’s contract until 2024
The left back put pen to paper on a deal which will see him stay a further five years
‘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.’
The DR Congo international has made an impact at the Irons since his arrival back in 2016
West Ham 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.’