Michail Antonio comments on new West Ham United deal

Michail Antonio celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring the second goal for West Ham

The winger has agreed a new deal that will see him stay at West Ham until 2020.

Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett and Robert Elliot in action with West Ham's Michail AntonioNewcastle's Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett and Robert Elliot in action with West Ham's Michail Antonio


West Ham's Michail Antonio scores their first goal

Speaking to the club’s official website, Michail Antonio has reacted to signing a new deal at West Ham United.

The winger has agreed a new four-year deal with the Hammers that will see him stay at the club until 2020.

It is just rewards for the former Nottingham Forest man, who became one of the key players during Slaven Bilic’s first season at the club.

He had to wait for his chance after his move in the summer transfer window, but quickly earned the praise of the Hammers faithful with a series of impressive performances on both the right wing and at right back.

Michail Antonio celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring the second goal for West HamMichail Antonio celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring the second goal for West Ham

The 26-year-old is clearly delighted to have pledged his long-term future, hoping to play an even bigger part for them in future.

“I am delighted to have signed a new contract. I am happy that the manager and the chairman have showed their belief in me to give me a new deal,” he told whufc.com.

“I had to be patient when I first arrived, but once I got the chance I never looked back and hopefully I can now push on and do even better than what I did last season.”

Stoke's Gianelli Imbula in action with West Ham's Mark Noble and Michail AntonioStoke's Gianelli Imbula in action with West Ham's Mark Noble and Michail Antonio

It now remains to be seen what role that Antonio has to play in this West Ham team next season.

The club are expected to be busy in the summer transfer window as the look to build upon the success they enjoyed last season.

Antonio may have felt he could be replaced, but this new deal for suggests that he will certainly be a first team regular again next season.

Michail Antonio scores the second goal for West HamMichail Antonio scores the second goal for West Ham

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