The news that defender Aaron Cresswell has signed a five-year contract at West Ham is another boost for the club as they prepare for their Europa League campaign later this week.
These are heady days at Upton Park. Just a few years ago, the Hammers had an unenviable reputation for seeing their best players spirited away by clubs offering better money and a brighter future.
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