Michail Antonio is in line for a new deal at West Ham as a reward for turning into one of Slaven Bilic’s most reliable stars this season. The London club are aware of interest in Antonio, with Premier League leaders Chelsea among those who have looked at the versatile 26-year-old. Antonio’s current contract sees him paid about £35,000 per week but that is to significantly increase if he agrees to sign. It could double to £70,000, depending on talks. The departure of Dimitri Payet, who was their highest-paid player on £125,000 per week, saw West Ham lose their main man in January. Antonio has helped fill the void and this season showed himself as a key player for Bilic, particularly in the absence of Andy Carroll. Club officials have been impressed by Antonio’s commitment and ability as a makeshift centre forward, and want to make sure they do not lose him in the summer.
West Ham United set to offer utility man Michail Antonio a new contract which could double his wages
Daily Mail | Mar 2