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Mikey Antonio all set to end career at the Hammers

West Ham hero Michail Antonio is  set to end his career at the club!

Mikey – whose goals kept the Hammers up once the season had resumed – is contracted to the club until May of next season but the club have an option on him for another two years.

Despite there remaining keen interest in him from the likes of long admirers Palace – and others were he to become available – he has his heart set on remaining at the Hammers.

He will be offered an improved deal around Christmas which is usually the way with players in their last year and he looks certain to agree.

There has always been keen interest in him from Spurs and Palace in particular but the current central striker has no desire to take his services elsewhere.

Lukasz Fanbianski is also in his last season and it remains to be seen whether David Moyes will offer him a new deal and although Angelo Ogbonna has passed  32 years old he will remain on board with his contract not expiring until 2022.

 

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2 comments on “Mikey Antonio all set to end career at the Hammers

  1. Antonio and Ogbonna have been fantastic for us this season. It’s no surprise that some fans have picked up on the few high profile mistakes that Fabianski has made this year as evidence that his form is on the slide due to age because in comparison his form last year was so outstanding and he saved us match after match with hardly any errors. It’s a reasonable view, but I don’t think the odd mistake, however costly, sets off the warning lights for me. But a goalie’s form can go off quickly and at any age – for example, Joe Hart.

    What does set off the warning lights is that all 3 of these fabulous players are into their 30’s with Antonio in particular susceptible to injury. While I’d love all 3 to be with us for the next 2 or 3 seasons if they can maintain their best form, we need to be identifying potential replacements from the u23’s perhaps and give them first team exposure and, as importantly, avoid the Winston Reid scenario with any of these 3 great club servants.

  2. Tremendous. I really hope that West Ham realise what a gem Antonio is and tie him down with the promise of an enjoyable, fulfilling and sucessful career for the next 7 years at least. It is never all about the cash – although that helps. Jack Wilshire is not a better player just because he gets paid more. Not just Jack, mind you. Same applies to many of our players, past and present.

    Get Jordan Hugill back and go for it with Haller and Antonio as our main men.

    COYI

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