Ireland Under-21 international Conor Coventry has committed his future to West Ham United, signing a three and a half year deal with the east London club.

And the central midfielder, who was named man of the match against Italy in a recent Under-21 qualifier, admitted that it was a dream come true to sign with the Hammers until 2023.

Coventry has played for West Ham since he was ten years old and made his first-team debut during last season's league cup campaign.

The central midfielder has also been a regular with Stephen Kenny's Ireland side in their quest to qualify for the Under-21 European Championships in 2021.

"It's a very proud day for me, and obviously something I’ve dreamed of since I came to the club at ten-years-old," said Coventry.

"It’s something that I’ve worked towards for a really long time.

"When you come through, and you’re here every day from such a young age, it means more to you than you can really imagine. It means everything to me. I first came to the club as a kid and now I’ve become a man.

"Obviously the most important thing is the time - it’s another three-and-a-half years at the club, so that gives me confidence that, in those years, I can break through as a first-team player."