Report: David Sullivan to offer pay rise to West Ham star Michail Antonio

Michail Antonio is reportedly in line for a new contract at West Ham.

According to the Daily Mail, West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan wants to hand a bumper new contract to winger Michail Antonio.

The Hammers impressed this season with a seventh-placed finish, and whilst signings from last summer Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Angelo Ogbonna all starred, Antonio also enjoyed a dream first season with the club.

The winger, snapped up from Nottingham Forest on deadline day back in September, and despite hitting 19 goals in 54 games for Forest, he was forced to wait until December for his first start in the West Ham side.

Now though, Antonio is a firm fan favourite as the Hammers move into the Olympic Stadium, hitting nine goals and four assists for West Ham in all competitions this term.

The 26-year-old even played at right back for a spell, and continued to impress despite featuring out of position, and many feel that he should have been in contention for a call-up to the England squad ahead of the European Championships.

Now, the Daily Mail report that - despite signing less than a year ago - Antonio is in line for a bumper new contract with the Hammers, as he will be rewarded for his fine performances this season.

It's claimed that co-chairman David Sullivan wants to offer pay rises to both Antonio and goalkeeper Darren Randolph in a bid to keep them at the club, and make sure that manager Slaven Bilic has a settled squad ahead of their move to the Olympic Stadium this summer.

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