West Ham youngster Reece Burke signs new four-year contract
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 22/08/16 8:36pm
West Ham youngster Reece Burke has signed a new four-year contract.
The promising 19-year-old centre-back has committed his future at the London Stadium until the summer of 2020.
Newham-born academy graduate Burke, who has made 11 senior appearances for the Hammers so far, signed his first pro contract in 2014.
The England U20 international was named Young Hammer of the Year in 2014-15 and secured Bradford City's Player of the Year award after a successful loan spell last season.
And, after penning new terms, Burke said: "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.
"When the league season is really underway I think it will definitely feel more like home."
Burke has only featured in West Ham's Europa League play-off first leg against Astra Giurgiu so far this season, but is expected to play in the second at the London Stadium on Thursday.
And he said: "It's an unreal stadium to play in. It's been done really well - the entire arena - and the pitch and surface are quality too. I played there against Juventus (in pre-season) at right-back and really enjoyed the experience.
"If I'm playing again, which hopefully I will be, I'll do my best to help the team progress to the group stages."