West Ham agree Pike deal

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West Ham full-back Alex Pike has signed a new deal at the club, it has been confirmed.

The club confirmed on their official website on Thursday afternoon that they had exercised an option to hand the 20-year-old a fresh one-year contract extension.

Pike was out of contract at the end of the season, having returned to the club following a short loan spell at League Two outfit Cheltenham Town.

He had earlier made 14 appearances for West Ham’s reserve side, and was named in the first-team squad for two Premier League matches in December, but remained an unused substitute.

But the promising youngster could be set to earn a greater role in the first-team squad at the London Stadium next term, after West Ham moved to hand him a new deal, alongside two of his academy team-mates.

The highly-rated Moses Makasi and Noha Sylvestre have also been handed new one-year deals, while the club also confirmed that senior trio Jonathan Calleri, Gokhan Tore and Alvaro Arbeloa would be quitting the club.

Calleri and Tore are both set to depart at the end of their one-year loan spells, having made little impact in the first-team squad.

The Argentine forward scored just once from his 19 appearances, while Tore made just eight appearances before a season-ending knee injury.

Full-back Arbeloa, meanwhile, will not be offered a new contract. He arrived on a free transfer last summer following his release from Real Madrid.

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