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Moyes confirms new deal

David Moyes has confirmed that the club have extended the contract of Mikey Antonio.

It was reported earlier this week that the Irons had triggered the clause in the striker’s contract, keeping him in east London until 2025.

He has been in remarkable form thus far this season and has scored nine goals in all competitions, while also providing six assists.

The Jamaica international has been central to the way that the Irons have been playing, both at home and in Europe, and Moyes has revealed that the deal was actually done a couple of months ago.

He has also hinted that more extensions will follow, although the Irons are trying to work quietly behind the scenes and without any fanfare.

Speaking in his press conference ahead of the FA Cup third round tie against Leeds, the boss told reporters, as per Football.London: “We have reported one or two behind the scenes but yes that is right, we have done Michail’s a couple of months ago and have done one or two other players behind the scenes and quietly.

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“We have a few more who have got contracts as well.

“We’re trying to do our business in the correct fashion if we can and we’re getting round players and renewing their contracts. I’m sure the club will do something on it.”

Mikey may be rotated this weekend but is almost certain to be in action on Wednesday when the Hammers face bottom Premier League club Norwich.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.