Michail Antonio Signs New West Ham United Contract
From Winger to Striker
Antonio’s five-year spell with the Hammers has seen him converted from an out and out winger to a striker.
The 30-year-old has enjoyed the best spell of his career in East London. It is his most successful club, having scored 41 goals in 161 appearances for the club.
Antonio’s best season in a Claret and Blue shirt. He beat his previous best of nine goals in a single season by registering 10 during the Coronavirus-hit 2019/20 season. Six of those came during the post-lockdown part of the campaign, including four in a single game against Norwich City.
The 30-year-old has also enjoyed a good start to this season. He has three goals from seven games, including the opener in their 1-1 draw against Manchester City.
Securing Antonio to a new two-and-a-half-year deal is good business by the Hammers and manager David Moyes. The versatile forward is hard-working, reliable and can provide the goals in pivotal moments.
What Was Said?
Speaking about his new deal to the West Ham United website, Antonio said: “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.
“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.”
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