West Ham have confirmed Arthur Masuaku has signed a longterm deal, which will keep him at the club until at least 2024.
The DR Congo international, who starred for his nation in the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations tournament, will now offer his best years at the club, who also have an option to extend the contract for another two years.
The 25-year-old joined the Hammers from Greek giants Olympiacos in 2016 and has gone on to make 75 appearances, including 23 in the Premier League last term.
“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," he said after signing the deal.
“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," he added.
"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 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.