By Saikat Mandal

6th Nov, 2022 | 8:40pm

West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell contract already extended

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell is already contracted until 2024, and the club could further extend his deal for another year, as per Six Foot Two.

The 32-year-old has a contract at the club until 2023, but the Hammers extended it to one more year, exercising an option on a contract he signed in 2019.

He has been a brilliant player for the club all these years, and the club is confident that he can maintain the same level for years to come.

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Cresswell was David Moyes’s first-choice at left-back last season, and he has made 12 Premier League appearances for the club so far.

Alan Shearer was full of praise for his performance and hailed him as “magnificent” after the Hammers won 2-1 in the Premier League on 3 April.

Moyes has Emerson as another option in the left-back role, while Maxwel Cornet can also play there if needed.

Cresswell has made over 300 appearances for the club and Moyes clearly values his experience.

it seems like West Ham won’t be in a hurry to sign a new left-back anytime soon, and that their focus could be elsewhere in the transfer market.

Cresswell is a fantastic crosser of the ball, and his deliveries from set pieces are brilliant as well. However, he is not quick enough and often makes mistakes.

Probably, in the long run, he won’t be used regularly, but Moyes still feels that he could make valuable contributions to the side.