Revealed: West Ham have agreed bumper £9m contract
Michail Antonio’s bumper new West Ham deal will net him around £9million in total, Football Insider understands.
The Premier League club announced on Friday night that the versatile attacker, 30, has extended his stay at the club by two years until the summer of 2023.
A West Ham source has told Football Insider that Antonio’s new agreement is on broadly the same terms as his previous £70,000-a-week deal.
As revealed by this site in October, the Hammers have moved to extend the forward’s previous deal, which was due to expire at the end of the season, by two years.
It is believed the new deal also includes a further one-year extension.
That could potentially keep the Englishman at the club until he is three months past his 34th birthday.
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It would effectively see Antonio spend the rest of his career at the club, certainly the remainder of his prime years.
The forward’s status has been cemented since Moyes’ second spell as manager in spite of the hamstring problems that have curtailed his availability this season.
He began the season on fire, in what was a continuation of his outstanding form since the June restart of last term.
Antonio scored three goals in the first six league matches this term but has only played once since October due to injury.
He became the first West Ham player in Premier League history to score four goals in one game in the 4-0 thrashing of Norwich City and has netted 10 league goals in his last 12 matches either side of the summer break.
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