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Michail Antonio signs West Ham contract extension until 2023

Antonio, 30, whose previous deal was due to expire at the end of this season, has committed himself to the Hammers long-term.

“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,” Antonio told West Ham TV.

“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.”

Antonio joined West Ham in 2015 from Nottingham Forest for what now looks a bargain £7million.

The south Londoner, who began his career with non-league Tooting and Mitcham, has made 161 appearances for the Hammers and scored 41 goals.

Antonio’s form after the restart, having been converted from a winger to a striker by manager David Moyes, really caught the eye.

He scored eight goals in six Premier League matches, including all four in the 4-0 win at Norwich.

This season Antonio has been hindered by a hamstring problem but has still found the net three times in seven appearances.

Additional reporting by PA.

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