West Ham forward Michail Antonio has signed a new contract.
The 31-year-old, whose previous contract was due to expire next summer, has committed to the Hammers until 2024 with the possibility of an additional year.
Antonio has scored 55 goals for the club since arriving from Nottingham Forest in 2015, and has been a key player in West Ham’s rise to the Premier League for the past two seasons under David Moyes.
Moyes said, âWe extended a couple of contracts behind the scenes.
âWe signed Michail’s contract about two months ago, but we also signed a few other players. We went about our business quietly, trying to do things behind the scenes and trying to do things right.
Antonio, who has scored eight Premier League goals this season, recently returned from a period of self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus.
Moyes revealed there were other cases in the Hammers camp ahead of Leeds’ FA Cup third round visit on Sunday.
“Like everyone, we have a few,” he added. âWe’re doing very well at the moment, but I’m sure like everyone else there is a couple of.
âOther than that, we are looking forward to the game and trying to prepare the players and everyone. “
The Hammers have a revamped Premier League game against Norwich on Wednesday night, which Moyes believes could force him to pick fringe players against Leeds.
âI could do it,â he said. âI don’t know exactly in which direction we want to go yet.
âI think because the Premier League put the game on Wednesday night it changed the whole dynamic of this FA Cup game.
âWe had a tough draw in the third round, but we also had a very tough game in the Carabao Cup. We have played well in these games and we hope we can do well against Leeds United. “