Date: 9th October 2019 at 8:30pm
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Aaron Cresswell is set to be offered a new deal by West Ham, according to The Sun

The 29-year-old, who has come back into the side in recent weeks after Arthur Masuaku picked up a suspension, is currently contracted to the Hammers until 2021.

But it is understood that after an impressive start to the season, including two goals in two matches against Manchester United and Bournemouth, Cresswell will be offered a new two year deal that would keep him in East London until 2023.

OPINION

This seems like a smart move from West Ham. Cresswell has been in fine form in recent weeks, and has proven himself to be a reliable squad option time and time again. In fact, Cresswell’s form so far this season has earned him a Whoscored rating of 6.76, his highest rating since the 2015/16 season. He seems to be enjoying something of a renaissance, and if that is the case, then it makes sense to tie him down to a new deal. He won’t necessarily stave off competition from Arthur Masuaku forever, but he has proven over the past few weeks that he is more than capable of providing very decent cover. At 29, Cresswell still has years left in him, and while this new deal, should it happen, will probably take him to the end of his career at the very top, there would be worst ways for him to bow out than with the Hammers.