Luton Town have confirmed midfielder Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu is to stay after signing a new contract.

Mpanzu has signed a new deal of undisclosed length to extend his stay at Luton Town, which began when he first joined the Hatters in 2013 from West Ham United.

The 27-year-old’s contract at Luton Town had expired at the end of June, with negotiations held up after Mpanzu was called up by the DR Congo international team for the first time, making his debut for The Leopards in a friendly against Tunisia in early June.

Mpanzu has made nearly 300 appearances for Luton in all competitions, representing the club on each step as they moved from the Conference Premier in his first season to a top half finish in last season’s Championship.

The midfielder told the official Luton Town website of his delight at getting the new deal signed.

He said, “I love it at Luton, everyone knows that. The Kenny has become my second home and we’ve achieved so much in my time here.

“I know it’s taken a while with going away on international duty, an honour which playing for Luton has helped me achieve, but I know I’ve made the right decision.

“I have a special relationship with the supporters here as we’ve been on a journey together right from the Conference, and I couldn’t leave without experiencing a packed Kenny again.

“I can’t wait to get back into the swing of things. It’ll be so good to be back among the lads and hopefully together we can go on to make so many more memories.”