West Ham midfielder and part time Cher impersonator Yossi Benayoun, the subject of transfer rumours linking him to Tottenham and Liverpool, has committed his future to the Hammers.
An official statement from the club read,
“I’m very pleased to have agreed this new deal,” said the Israel international. “From the first moment I arrived at West Ham, the Club felt like home to me. We have the best supporters in England.
“The natural thing for me was to sign a new deal and I’m very happy because I want to stay at this Club. I’m sure we’ll have a better season next season because we have players with a lot of quality.
“We will also have new players coming in to make us stronger and better. I’m very pleased because it is the best place for me.
“The Chairman is very ambitious and I want to thank him because the negotiations were very quick. He and the manager showed me they wanted me to stay immediately. Hopefully I will pay them back on the pitch and I will do everything in my power to match their ambition.”
Great news for West Ham supporters, as Benayoun brings some real attacking quality to their midfield when he’s on form. He score a couple of spectacular individual goals last season that were crucial in keeping the club up. Spurs will surely be disappointed that their plans to have an entirely separate bus just for all their midfielders will have to wait.