West Ham defender Reece Burke says it’s “fantastic” he’s signed a new four-year contract but is set to be sent out on loan again.
The 19-year-old spent last season on loan with League One Bradford but played for the Hammers in last week’s Europa League play-off round first leg against Astra Giurgiu.
He’s now penned a new four-year deal and is delighted with the development although he admits another temporary switch away from the club’s new stadium – this time to a Championship club – beckons.
Burke told the club’s official website: “Obviously as a West Ham fan as well as a player, it’s fantastic to be involved with the club during this period.
“It’s still sinking in to be honest, the move and the changes here. Over time, I really believe everything will settle in, and it will feel like home very, very soon.”
He added: “This season for me, another loan move may happen.
“I think I’m going to try and do Championship – the next step – and see how the season goes hopefully playing Championship football and I’ll hopefully get another load of games under my belt.
“I want to build on that experience and come back next year even better, just similarly building like I did last season.”