West Ham United are delighted to announce that highly rated winger Michail Antonio has signed a new contract which will keep him at the Club until 2020.
Antonio became one of the star performers in the Premier League following his move from Nottingham Forest last summer and soon established himself as a key figure in Slaven Bilic's side.
The 26-year-old is thrilled to have pledged his long-term future to the Club and hopes to play an even bigger role when the Hammers move into the new Stadium.
Antonio said: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. I am happy that the manager and the chairman have showed their belief in me to give me a new deal.
“I have always believed in my own ability and when I am given the opportunity I will take it and hopefully I have showed that.
“I had to be patient when I first arrived, but once I got the chance I never looked back and hopefully I can now push on and do even better than what I did last season.”
- Antonio made 26 Premier League appearances last season, see the rest of his stats here
After notching his first goal for the Club in the 2-1 victory over Southampton in late December 2015, he went on to score nine goals in a fine debut season in claret and blue.
Antonio's tally included a memorable winner against Tottenham Hotspur, two against Liverpool and a header in the unforgettable final Boleyn Ground victory over Manchester United.
Few could forget his memorable celebrations which included the Homer Simpson and Carlton dances which saw him become a fans favourite at the east London Club.
The one-time Tooting & Mitcham man showed his versatility by filling in at right back for a time, as well as excelling in his favoured wing position, as he successfully made the transition to top-flight football.
With the birth of his third child imminent, Antonio has sat out the Club's tour to the United States, but has been training hard at Chadwell Heath ahead of linking up with his teammates for pre-season.