Rush Green Stadium. WSL West Ham United Women v Manchester City Women West Ham United Women v Manchester City Women WSL Football Match, Rush Green Stadium, London, UK - 13 Jan 2019 Photo: Alan Walter for The FA

West Ham United legend signs new long term contract

West Ham United midfielder Kate Longhurst has signed a new two-and-a-half year deal with the club according to The Hammers’ official website.

The 30-year-old Witham-born midfielder has signed on at Rush Green until summer 2022 after spending the last 18 months with her childhood side.

Longhurst has been the heartbeat of the West Ham United side since their FA Women’s Super League journey began, scoring the club’s first-ever goal at the top level of the women’s game against Arsenal in a 4-3 defeat in September 2018. With the player having extended her contract with the East Londoners, it is believed that Longhurst is hoping to see out the remainder of her playing career as a West Ham United player.

The midfielder started her career with Colchester United before going on to enjoy spells with Watford, Millwall Lionesses and Chelsea. A move to Liverpool followed and Longhurst went on to lift back-to-back FA Women’s Super League 1 titles with The Reds.

Longhurst spent five years on Merseyside before returning home to West Ham United as a free agent in summer 2018. The midfielder played the full 90 minutes for The Hammers as they were defeated 3-0 by Manchester City in last season’s SSE Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley in-front of a crowd of 43,264.

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