West Ham have extended their contract with Michail Antonio until the summer of 2025, 90min understand.
The Jamaican national team player has been in sparkling form in 2021/22, and continued the momentum he built last season to once again help the Hammers challenge for an unlikely top-four finish.
Antonio has scored eight goals and five assists in the Premier League, and has also played his part in helping West Ham reach the knockout stage of the Europa League; he scored the initial goal to help Dinamo Zagreb send 2-0 on match day one, a victory that ultimately helped the club to top its group.
The 31-year-old’s continued good form and positional versatility have impressed many, so it is no surprise that West Ham have moved to tie up Antonio’s long-term future. 90min understands that in order to do so, a two-year optional extension clause has been triggered in his existing contract, which would expire in June 2023.
Antonio will also receive a healthy salary increase to reflect his importance to West Ham, where he is currently the only recognized striker in the books.
To ease the burden and workload for Antonio, West Ham hope to sign a new striker in January, although manager David Moyes has long insisted the club will only aim for goals if he feels they will be well integrated and fit their style. . play.
Flamengo’s Gabigol is a prominent name that has been linked to a move to the club, with 90 minutes in November that West Ham were, and remain, interested in making a deal for a player who wants to test himself in the Premier League.
However, the Brazilian club are only interested in selling their productive goal scorer for a significant amount of money, rather than agreeing to a long-term loan deal – something that Hammers was instead keen to agree on.
It could open the door for Newcastle to strike, which Gabigol would also be interested in joining despite their ongoing fight against relegation.
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