West Ham United have signed Ipswich Town defender Aaron Cresswell on a five-year deal

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Aaron Cresswell has joined West Ham United. Picture: Action Images Aaron Cresswell has joined West Ham United. Picture: Action Images

West Ham United have completed their third summer signing, bringing Ipswich Town defender Aaron Cresswell to Upton Park for an undisclosed fee.

Cresswell, 24, joins from the Tractor Boys on a five-year contract after establishing himself as one of the finest left-backs outside of the Premier League.

Signed by the Suffolk outfit from first club Tranmere Rovers in 2011, Cresswell went on to become a fixture at left-back for the Portman Road outfit.

The Liverpool-born defender made 138 appearances for Town during his three-year stay, scoring on seven occasions.

Cresswell, who had previously made 80 appearance for Tranmere, was named Ipswich's player of the year for the 2011/12 season.

Earlier in the day it had been announced the 5ft7in defender was undergoing a medical at the club ahead of his proposed move to Upton Park.

With Matt Taylor and George McCartney both released at the end of last season and Pablo Armero's loan deal expiring, Cresswell arrives as the only senior left-back at the club.

The Hammers have been heavily linked with a move for Nice left-back Timothee Koloziejczak.

Cresswell become's the Irons' third signin of the summer after forward Mauro Zarate and centre-back Cheikhou Kouyate.

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