West Ham plan to offer Antonio new two-year deal – EXCLUSIVE

West Ham are planning to tie Michail Antonio down to a new contract in the coming months, Football Insider understands.

The Hammers already have an option to extend the forward’s current deal, which extends next summer, by 12 months until 2021.

But Antonio has become so integral to David Moyes’ side that the club are keen to go further and keep him to at least 2022, and potentially even longer.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that the club plan to offer Antonio, 30, a two-year contract with the option of a one-year extension.

That could potentially keep the Englishman at the club until he is three months past his 33rd birthday.

Hammers chiefs have decided upon a course of action that could see Antonio spend the rest of his career at the club.

Discussions have been held at board level over the plan, even though there is no rush to get it done immediately.

Antonio is believed to be keen on a long-term contract at West Ham, where his status has been cemented since Moyes’ second spell as manager.

He has been in outstanding form since the June restart and is playing the best football of his career.

Antonio became the first West Ham player in Premier League history to score four goals in one game in the 4-0 thrashing of Norwich City and has netted 10 league goals in his last 11 matches either side of the summer break.

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