West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed that goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen will sign a contract extension with the club in the coming days.
The former Bolton stopper signed a one year contract at the start of the season at Upton Park but has automatically gained a year extension due to his number of appearances.
Jaaskelainen has had a decent season for the Hammers and has made more saves that any other goalkeeper in the Premier League over the past nine months.
The 37 year old has started every league game for the East End club this season and has endeared himself to the Upton Park crowd.
Allardyce is yet to sign a new contract himself at West Ham and will put all summer activity on hold until his own future is sealed but Jaaskelainen will definitely be staying on for an extra year.
“It’s sorted,” Allardyce told Sky Sports.
“The option is linked into this year and kicked in with him completing the games.
“There is no doubt about the value of his signing.”
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