West Ham to offer Michail Antonio improved contract this summer

04 April 2017 11:54

Slaven Bilic has confirmed that West Ham will offer Michail Antonio an improved contract this summer.

Antonio, who is set to return from a hamstring injury against Arsenal on Wednesday night, has been the Hammers' star performer this season and the club are determined to keep him in east London.

The 27-year-old England midfielder had already been tied down to a long-team deal, but the new terms will reportedly see his salary climb to £65,000 per week.

"The club and chairman appreciate the job he has done for us," Bilic said.

"The club is offering him a new contract definitely, for sure, this summer. He wants to stay. To be fair, he has a long contract anyway, it's not like he has one year left.

"But we appreciate what he has done and we want to keep him happy and keep him for a long time. The club are preparing for that."

Source: PA