West Ham transfers: Guy Demel pens new Hammers deal until 2015

West Ham transfers: Ivory Coast international Guy Demel signs a new deal to keep him at Upton Park until 2015

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Guy Demel has admitted his delight at signing a new deal to keep the West Ham defender stay at Upton Park until 2015.

The 31-year-old has been a mainstay of Sam Allardyce’s side this season after joining the east London outfit on a free transfer from Hamburg in 2011.

Demel is expected to feature against Arsenal on Wednesday night, and the Ivory Coast defender is pleased to have overcome an injury-hit start to his Hammers career and pen a new deal.

“It’s really good for me and I’m really happy to have a new deal with West Ham,” he told West Ham’s website.

“I’ve had a good year this season, and even last year was good, despite the fact that I was injured for so long and struggled a bit. I’m happy to be at West Ham and in the team.

“The lads are really good with me as are the people working for the club. I hope I will stay that long to play in the new stadium as well.

“Last year was kind of difficult because when I signed, I had pre-season, and then unfortunately I got injured really quickly and it was hard to come back afterwards.

“But right now I feel good. I had a pre-season, we worked hard and I have to thank the medical staff for the job they have done with me. I feel good and I’m quite happy with what I’m doing right now, but I know that I can do even more.”

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