West Ham look set to offer Michail Antonio an improved contract, presumably as a result of the rumour interest coming from Chelsea this January.
Antonio is currently West Ham’s top scorer this season with eight goals and impressively laid on all three of the Hammer’s goals as they thrashed Crystal Palace 3-0 last weekend.
His performances since signing from Nottingham Forest 18 months ago have been hugely impressive and have ultimately convinced the club that he is worthy of improved terms – reportedly to be in the region of £70k-a-week.
The winger has been in incredible form for the Hammers this season and if it wasn’t for his consistent contributions in attack, Slaven Bilic’s men would be deep in a relegation battle.
Instead they currently sit 10 points above the bottom three and look set for a solid mid-table finish, despite a difficult start to the season.
Not even people good at making football predictions could’ve predicted the impact Antonio has had at West Ham since his signed for the club.
He initially struggled for game time but waited patiently for his chance to show what he can do.
He made his debut in the club’s 2-1 win over Man City at the Etihad in September 2015, coming off the bench in the second half, but he had to wait until the end of November the same year to make another appearance.
Since then he has made 60 first-team appearances in all competitions and has scored 17 goals – proving he is more than worthy of a new and improved contract, especially if it means warding off interest from the likes of Chelsea.