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Transfer news: Morgan Amalfitano eager to stay on at West Ham

Morgan Amalfitano West Ham
Image: Morgan Amalfitano: Enjoying his time at West Ham

Morgan Amalfitano is hoping to earn an extended stay at West Ham United past the end of his initial one-year contract.

The French midfielder returned to England over the summer having spent the 2013/14 campaign on loan at West Bromwich Albion.

It was during his time at The Hawthorns that he came to the attention of other Premier League bosses, with the 29-year-old settling quickly in new surroundings.

West Ham were, however, only prepared to offer a 12-month deal upon signing Amalfitano from Marseille.

There was always the opportunity for the one-cap France international to prove that he was deserving of a prolonged stay and, after netting his second West Ham goal in Saturday’s impressive 2-1 victory over Manchester City, he hopes terms will be tabled at some stage.

Amalfitano told RMC: “I hope to contribute and to stay here. I never had any doubts about making this choice.

“I just had to prepare myself physically in line with what I did with Marseille. Then I could get back to my best.

“I’m adapting well and I hope it carries on this way in the future. But we can’t rest because there is still a long road ahead.”

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