Speaking to Football Insider, talkSPORT regular Gabriel Agbonlahor is wowed by West Ham United’s move to gift Michail Antonio with a new deal – going on to say he ‘100 per cent’ deserves the offer whilst claiming the player will be ‘buzzing’.
Antonio, who has been a crucial asset for the Hammers this season, even despite missing large chunks of it through injury so far, has been rewarded for his contribution under David Moyes when available.
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Agbonlahor reacts to Antonio news
Indeed, arguably preferred to club record signing Sebastien Haller, the Englishman’s work ethic and nature to harry defenders up front has consistently prompted Moyes to select him as the sole striker.
Lauded as a real fan favourite, the attacker has now been rewarded with a bumper new contract – with Antonio officially putting pen to paper with the club until 2023.
In awe of this development, Agbonlahor has heaped praise on the player – saying he definitely deserves it whilst hinting at Antonio’s feelings over an extension at the London Stadium.
“100 per cent,” explained the talkSPORT pundit when asked if he has warranted the new deal.
“They look much better with Antonio because of his pace and power and he can score goals as well
“He deserves that deal. I’m sure he’ll be buzzing to sign it too because West Ham are a good club and they both suit each other.”
Transfer Tavern take
It’s hard to argue with the ex-Aston Villa forward when taking into account the 30-year-old’s contributions, scoring three goals in just seven Premier League appearances (WhoScored).
Whilst the hunt for a new striker is on in January, according to reports, the club will be relieved to tie Antonio down with a deserved new deal as Moyes’ options are now strengthened for the foreseeable future.
As a result, this ‘massive news for West Ham‘ comes as a big boost.
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