West Ham United have today revealed that midfielder Morgan Amalfitano has signed a new two-year contract extension at Upton Park.
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Amalfitano, who spent last season on loan at West Brom, joined the Hammers for an undisclosed fee from Marseille on transfer deadline day last September. Initially penning a one-year deal, he has clearly impressed manager Sam Allardyce enough to earn himself a new contract.
The 29-year-old scored on his home debut for the East London outfit in the 3-1 win against Liverpool, and has gone on to get himself on the score-sheet twice more this season, against Manchester City and Hull City.
The Frenchman, capped once by his country, spoke of his delight at extending his stay in East London and is looking forward to playing in the Hammers new home at the Olympic Stadium in the 2016-2017 season:
“It’s the culmination of a good year. We’re always trying to do our best and so I’m very pleased to have signed for two more years,” he told the club’s official website.
“I think I’ve impressed the management, I know that I can always do better and I hope to do so. I’ll give it my all as I have done in the first eight months.
“I’ve not had a chance to see the Olympic Stadium yet but apparently it’s a very, very beautiful Stadium. So I’m very pleased to be a part of the project and I always want to please our fans, as much as possible.”
West Ham travel to the Emirates Stadium tomorrow afternoon, hoping to end a run of seven games without a win in all competitions against third placed Arsenal.