Fans on Twitter have been reacting to the news that West Ham Women’s Kate Longhurst has signed a new two-year contract with the club.
✍️ Two more years!@katelonghurst20 is here to stay 🙌 pic.twitter.com/x5Gum4sua2
— West Ham United Women (@westhamwomen) January 15, 2020
The midfielder joined from Liverpool ahead of entry to the WSL in summer 2018 and from scoring on her debut Matt Beard’s side’s first professional league goal, she’s gone from strength to strength.
Longhurst has been a key fixture in the team ever since her arrival, playing a big role in a solid first Women’s Super League campaign, the run to the FA Cup final and another stable term thus far, not missing a single match in 2019/2020.
And to top it all off, the 30-year-old is an Essex girl who’s been a West Ham supporter all of her life – a perfect fit in Beard’s side for many reasons.
Understandably, fans were loving the news of the contract extension and you can see that for yourself, below…
— Stephen Elsley (@stephen_elsley) January 15, 2020
Mrs Westham is here to stay 👏⚒️
— ⚒Grimmer⚒ (@grimmer1895) January 15, 2020
glad to here you have extended your contract Katie coyi
— idda (@Didi37592140) January 15, 2020
Ah my fav West Ham baller 😁 was never in doubt was it 😉 #oneofourown ⚒
— Jess Jack (@WhuJess) January 15, 2020
Great news. Really glad you’re staying on!COYI⚒⚒⚒
— petehines (@petehines9) January 15, 2020
This news has made my day, more important than any new signing ⚒⚒⚒
— JustPat (@PatSull43460820) January 16, 2020
YES !!!!! get in!!!! What a relief it was to read this news this morning ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒ stoked! So your gonna sign for another 2 years in 2022 ….. right? 👀 😂👍🏻 COYI (see you all Sunday btw)
— ⚒Trooper_jc_2166⚒ (@wtf_isthisplace) January 16, 2020