West Ham’s Morgan Amalfitano signs two-year deal

West Ham midfielder Morgan Amalfitano has signed a two-year deal with the Londoners that will keep him at Upton Park until 2017, which means the Frenchman will play at their new Olympic Stadium next year, reports Sky Sports.

The 29-year-old has made 22 appearances for West Ham this season since being signed from French Ligue 1 side Marseilles. He initially impressed during a loan spell with West Bromwich Albion in 2013/14, and West Ham manager Sam Allardyce seized on the opportunity to sign him this season.

Amalfitano has scored three league games for the Hammers, but has been a key component in the midfield to provide creativity into the forward. He showed with former side West Brom that can he scored and assist goals in the Premier League, while boasting great dribbling skills too.

West Ham were the surprise package of the first-half of the season, with the London outfit on the cusp of Europe. The likes of Morgan Amalfitano played their part, but things have since gone stale. Manager Sam Allardyce utilised the creative talents of his midfielders, but the goals just haven’t been coming as they were earlier in the season. Nevertheless, Amalfitano is happy to extend his stay.

I am pleased. 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. 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,” he said.

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