By Paul Robinson

22nd Dec, 2020 | 10:00am

'Amazing' - Exclusive: Top pundit in awe of West Ham man after £9m development

West Ham manager David Moyes has transformed Michail Antonio into an “outstanding” striker this year.

That is according to former Spurs and Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs about the 30-year-old’s new contract at the London Stadium.

The club announced on Friday that the versatile forward has put pen to paper on a new two-and-a-half year deal worth in the region of £9million.

Antonio, who is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, has scored three goals in seven Premier League appearances this season.

The fans’ favourite is fourth in the Iron’s all-time Premier League goalscoring list, netting 39 times in the top-flight since his arrival in 2015.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Antonio’s new contract, Robinson said: “It’s massive for the club and fully deserved by the player.

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“He has been transformed under David Moyes. He has been amazing for West Ham this season and a lot of credit is owed to David Moyes.

“He is achieving great things with a group of players that were nearly relegated last season. It is almost the same squad.”

Speaking on his new contract, Antonio told West Ham’s website: “I’ve been here for five-and-a-half years, this season will be six and by the time my contract expires it’ll be eight.

“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.”

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