West Ham have confirmed that Michail Antonio has a signed a brand new three-year deal on the London Stadium.
The 30-year-old has turn out to be the Hammers’ most dear and necessary asset since David Moyes was re-appointed as supervisor, excelling in a central striker’s position after spending nearly all of his profession out on the wing.
Antonio has been in nice type all through 2020 | Pool/Getty Images
Antonio’s goalscoring type in the direction of the tip of the 2019/20 season was key to maintaining West Ham within the Premier League, and he even netted 4 objectives in a single sport because the Hammers blew away relegation rivals Norwich City 4-0 at Carrow Road.
Hamstring troubles have hampered Antonio’s 2020/21 marketing campaign, however he is nonetheless been an necessary determine for West Ham and has helped the membership into the highest half of the desk after impressing alongside Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals in a entrance three.
For his endeavours, he is now been rewarded with a brand new contract, confirmed by the membership on their official web site. Speaking of his new deal, Antonio stated: “I got eight goals in one month, so I’ve got two-and-half years now to see how many more I can get and how far I can get!
“I definitely want to get to the 50-goal mark in the Premier League and see how I can go on from there.
We are pleased to announce that @Michailantonio has extended his stay with the Club until the summer of 2023.
— West Ham United (@WestHam) December 18, 2020
“I’ve been here for five-and-a-half years, this season will be six and by the time my contract expires it will be eight years. Before I signed here, the longest I had been at a club was two years, so it shows that I’ve been here, done my work, been able to secure my position and keep growing as a player.”
News of Antonio’s new contract is the proper option to spherical off a calendar 12 months that has seen him web 12 instances in 23 appearances. Moreover, he is turn out to be one of many Premier League’s most feared strikers in that point, along with his blistering tempo and unrivalled work-rate consistently placing defenders below stress.