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West Ham fans react as Michail Antonio signs new contract
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West Ham fans react as Michail Antonio signs new contract

West Ham fans are baffled by the Michail Antonio new contract news that has emerged this afternoon.

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According to the Sun, the 31-year-old has signed a new three-and-a-half year £100k-a-week deal with the Hammers.

Antonio has been a key member of West Ham’s squad since David Moyes took over at the London Stadium for the second time back in December 2019.

In fact, the powerful forward has undoubtedly been one of our top three performers throughout that period.

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Antonio suffered horrendous injury problems from 2018-2020 but he seems to have improved upon the robustness of his body.

He hasn’t suffered any injury setbacks this season so far. And it seems as though that has helped convince the West Ham hierarchy that he was worthy of a new long-term deal.

Antonio’s contract was due to expire in the summer of 2023 but that has been extended by a further two years. He will now be paid £100k-a-week (the Sun).

West Ham fans react to Michail Antonio new contract news

It must be said that offering a 31-year-old a deal that runs until he is 35 is a rather risky move. Especially when taking Antonio’s injury record into account.

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He will be playing more games than ever having recently committed to Jamaica and has lost pace since bulking up.

The shiny new contract that West Ham have given Micky may well seem reckless in a year’s time.

Let’s hope that’s not the case. Micky still has a lot to offer the hammers, it just seems as though the deal we have given him is far too long and bordering on negligent as far as finances and risk and concerned.

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Some West Ham fans took to Twitter in reaction to the news that Antonio has signed a new 3.5 year deal at the London Stadium…

https://twitter.com/yaloikthat/status/1479110193786982407
https://twitter.com/SamDT1966/status/1479110576861184014
https://twitter.com/WHUJames7/status/1479099839895928841

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