Scott Parker has committed his future to West Ham United until 2014 after putting pen to paper on a new contract.
Parker, 29, was linked with a series of moves away from Upton Park before the summer transfer window closed but claimed after signing his new deal that he never wanted to leave the Hammers.
"I always knew this was where I was going to be," he told the club's official website.
"I am just absolutely delighted to have signed the contract. Everyone knows I enjoy playing my football here.
"I really wanted to stay here, give it a shot and see what can happen."
The England international was voted the club's player of the season last term and his impressive form at the heart of a side that became embroiled in a relegation dogfight led to reported interest from Tottenham and Liverpool.
"With the transfer window there is all this big hype," he continued."There are obviously times when it is stressful but from the outset I always knew this was where I was going to be.
"The owners came out and spoke last season and I am more than happy."
Parker joined the Hammers from Newcastle United in July 2007 and the former Charlton and Chelsea midfielder has made 86 appearances for the east London club.