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Mikey heading for low key offer

Mikey Antonio will be struggling for a sizeable new deal should his current run of poor form continue.

The 31 year old out of contract in June and has always made it clear that he wants to end his career at the club. He hits his 32nd birthday in March.

The Hammers have always adopted the line that he has to prove his form and fitness before he can expect to land a lucrative deal as he goes intro the latter stages of his career..

He is one of several players coming to the end of their contracts with Mark Noble of course bringing down the curtain on his career this term.

Andriy Yarmolenko, Ryan Fredericks, Angelo Ogbonna and Lukasz Fabianski will all be out of contract in June.

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Both the central defender and stopper will get promised new deals and Mikey can expect to be offered new terms probably over two years but a big pay rise is unlikely to be on the cards.

Instead he is likely to be offered a small increase on his basic pay plus possibly an improved appearances deal.

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2 comments on “Mikey heading for low key offer

  1. Not sure why he’d get any increase in basic pay, any new deal should be highly incentivised around appearances and goals.

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