West Ham United have completed the signing of Ipswich Town fullback Aaron Cresswell, the official West Ham Twitter account has confirmed.
Cresswell completed his move to the Hammers this evening on a five year deal, after undergoing a medical at the clubs Chadwell Heath training ground this afternoon.
The fee for the highly rated player is thought to be around the £2 million mark, with West Ham beating the likes of West Bromwich Albion and Fulham to his signature.
24 year old Liverpudlian Cresswell started 42 Championship games for Ipswich last season, scoring two goals and captained the Suffolk club, as Mick McCarthy’s side finished ninth in the second tier.
He joined from Tranmere Rovers in the summer of 2011, and went onto make 132 appearances in all competitions for Ipswich.
Cresswell only signed a new long term deal at Ipswich in the December of 2013, but the lure of the Premier League has been too much to turn down.
Tranmere Rovers are due 20% of the fee as part of a sell-on clause.