ClaretandHugh Exclusive by Hugh Southon
Man of the moment Hammers hero Michail Antonio looks lined up for another three years at the club – MINIMUM!
Mikey became the first player to score four goals in any Premier League match since its formation at Norwich yesterday as the irons took a big step towards safety.
His contract expires in May next year but ClaretandHugh has learned this evening the club has a two year option on him which will take him beyond his 33rd birthday in the March of 2023.
It explains his recent declaration that he wanted to end his career at the Hammers and will mean he would have spent eight years with the club after being signed by Slaven Bilic in 2015.
He has been in brilliant form since the resumed Premier League programme and has now found the net six times in the last four games.
He put yesterday’s four timer down to manager David Moyes instructions to ensure he stayed in the penalty area rather than moving to the wings.
A source told CandH by e mail: ” His deal runs out next May but we have a two year option on him which will of course be triggered.