Writing on Twitter, journalist Sam Inkersole has shared ‘massive news for West Ham‘ as GSB tie down fan favourite striker Michail Antonio with a new deal – an update which could excite Irons supporters.
Antonio, who has been a mainstay for David Moyes’ men going forward this season when fit, is currently making an effort to return to fill fitness and is a doubt for the Hammers’ trip to Chelsea tomorrow.
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He has been crucial for Moyes as the Englishman is often called upon as the lone striker, even ahead of club-record signing Sebastien Haller.
Now, as Inkersole shares this big update, Antonio looks set to battle with Haller for a starting place up front over the foreseeable future – a prospect which could excite Irons supporters as GSB secure another star man.
The 30-year-old has penned a deal which will keep him at the club until 2023. His previous was contract set to expire in 2021, but now GSB have opted to keep the forward for an extra two seasons.
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As this news comes to light, six other players face discussions over their futures with Fabian Balbuena, Mark Noble, Robert Snodgrass, Craig Dawson, Lukasz Fabianski and David Martin all currently on contracts which run out at the end of this season (Transfermarkt).
Whether or not the club opt to gift these players the same courtesy as Antonio remains to be seen, but tying down the Irons mainstay is undoubtedly a huge boost for the club going forwards.
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