West Ham are ready to offer Michail Antonio a new contract that will run up until the summer of 2024, according to a report from The Mirror (November 15th, page 74).
The 30-year-old attacker has been on fire for the Hammers since football resumed back in June, and the Englishman really is a huge fan favourite at the London Stadium.
Antonio has scored 11 goals in his last 15 Premier League games for West Ham. And he has played a key role in the Hammers’ fine recent form.
David Moyes is clearly a huge fan of the player who we signed for £7 million from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2015.
Antonio has firmly established himself as West Ham’s first choice striker and he is currently ahead of £45 million Sebastien Haller in the centre-forward department.
The Mirror claims that the Hammers hierarchy are ready to reward the 30-year-old with a new contract that could be worth £100,000 per week and one that will run until the summer of 2024.
ExWHUemployee recently claimed that the powerful attacker is after a four year deal with an option of a further 12 months, however. So some kind of compromise may need to be made from both parties.
Antonio will be 31 in March. So a three-and-a-half year deal seems pretty fair. And £100k-a-week is more than a fair reflection of what he offers the team.
The former Forest ace is indispensable to West Ham. So it will be pivotal for the east London outfit to tie him down to a new deal as soon as possible.
Whether the 30-year-old will demand a more lengthy deal, however, remains to be seen.