There may only be one new addition to the West Ham United squad this summer but some good news has emerged regarding a current player.
Pedro Obiang has put pen to paper on a contract extension with West Ham United, the club’s official website has confirmed.
After his fine performances in West Ham’s midfield last season, Obiang was starting to attract interest from other clubs.
However, the Hammers have moved to fend off this interest and Obiang commits his long-term future to the East London club.
The Spaniard signs a new five year deal which will keep him at the London Stadium until the summer of 2022.
Obiang joined West Ham from Sampdoria in summer 2015 but struggled to get a good run in the team during his first season in England.
Last year, however, Obiang came to the fore and showed his quality as a defensive midfielder.
This earned him many plaudits and he finished as runner-up to Michail Antonio in the Hammer of the Year contest.
While West Ham fans are getting increasingly frustrated with the lack of signings, this Pedro Obiang news should be a bit of light relief.
He follows Angelo Ogbonna in penning a new deal this summer.