Antonio extends West Ham contract until 2023

Michail Antonio has signed a contract extension with West Ham United which will keep him at the club until 2023.

After impressing in the non-league, Antonio signed for Championship side Reading in 2008. The forward joined Sheffield Wednesday on a permanent deal in 2012, and he enjoyed a great couple of seasons in South Yorkshire.

Ahead of the 2014/15 campaign, he signed for Nottm Forest in a deal worth around £1.5m. He was one of the leading players in the second tier during his time there.

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Antonio scored 19 goals in just 54 outings for the Reds. His fine form caught the eye of West Ham, who signed him for £7m at the start of the 2015/16 Premier League season.

The 30-year-old has now been with the Hammers for over five years. He has been one of their most consistent performers throughout his time at the club.

He has made over 160 appearances for West Ham and he has netted 41 times in all competitions.

In an interview with West Ham TV, as cited by Sky Sports, Antonio set himself the target of reaching 50 Premier League goals with the Hammers:

“I got eight goals in one month, so I’ve got two-and-half years now to see how many more I can get and how far I can get!

“I definitely want to get to the 50-goal mark in the Premier League and see how I can go on from there.

“I’ve been here for five-and-a-half years, this season will be six and by the time my contract expires, it will be eight years. Before I signed here, the longest I had been at a club was two years, so it shows that I’ve been here, done my work, been able to secure my position and keep growing as a player.”

So with Spurs looking to recover, Leeds looking for satisfaction, Southampton looking to keep going and Arsenal looking for just literally anything, you could call this a Big Weekend.

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