Will Upson stay?

Matthew Upson admited he could be tempted to stay at West Ham after being offered a three-year deal to stay at the club.

Upson, 31, is set to feature for England at the World Cup this summer and is keen to play at the highest level possible.

Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool have all been linked with a move for the former Arsenal and Birmingham City defender.

But after being handed the captaincy by Gianfranco Zola, Upson has relished his new responsibility and has enjoyed the pressures of keeping West Ham in the top flight.

Despite all the uncertainty surrounding the long-term future of Zola and the financial mess which the east London club find themselves in, Upson says it is not a certainty that he will leave Upton Park during the summer.

Upson said: ‘I would rather play for a club that is demanding and has the harsh realities that come with playing here. I enjoy it here because you have to give everything each time you play.

‘There has been a lot of pressure. Aside from the relegation battle, there is the general pressure of playing at West Ham United and what is expected from us every time we run out on that pitch. I have always said I enjoy that.

‘The campaign turned into a battle and it is good to come out on top from that.

It would be nice not to experience that again and I am sure the club can build on this.

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