The Italy international was missed by the Hammers in the latter half of last season having spent it on the sidelines following surgery on his knee, but managed to return for the last game of the season – a 2-1 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.
Speaking on the club’s official website, Ogbonna said he was pleased to be staying with the club.
“I’m really grateful for this new deal,” said the Italian. “Our position last year was quite high and we are looking forward to improving next season.
“My target is that I can’t wait to get back playing. I think we have a long season ahead and for me my target is to be better than last season. We finished in 11th position but very close to 8th position and we know we can do better than what we did last year.”
West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the Italian’s new deal, with the news bringing a smile to more than the majority of Hammers fans …
Nah it's very good that Ogbonna's signed that deal, very underrated defender, clear we missed him during the second half of last season
— Dom ⚒ (@iamDomOConnell6) June 30, 2017
— West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) June 30, 2017
He's staying!! Angelo Ogbonna signs a new 5 year deal. Fantastic news pic.twitter.com/jks1v24z99
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) June 30, 2017
For me Ogbonna is pivotal to the team as he's the only left footed CB in the squad, gives us that much needed balance.
— TheWestHamWayCoUk (@WestHamWaycouk) June 30, 2017
Great news on Ogbonna signing a new deal, my favourite Centre Back at the club #whufc
— RJTHEGAME (@emagehtjr) June 30, 2017
Ogbonna signs new 5 year deal! Quality bit of business!! Love Angelo ⚒ @OgbonnaOfficial
— West Ham Info (@WestHam_Info) June 30, 2017
Great news about Ogbonna. Can he play up front? #whufc
— Jim (@metcow) June 30, 2017
I a big fan of our Italian Stallion
— Scott Bowman ⚒ (@ScottyBowman6) June 30, 2017
Some fantastic news at last from the club i love COYI
— Rob Woodger ⚒ (@woodger74) June 30, 2017