West Ham have the option to extend Michail Antonio’s contract until the summer of 2024, according to David Ornstein.

Writing for The Athletic on Monday morning (6 December), Ornstein, alongside Roshane Thomas, claims the Irons are in control over the 31-year-old’s future for the next two and a half years.

He wrote: “Antonio’s contract is set to expire in the summer of 2023 — and in normal circumstances West Ham would have to move urgently to extend his deal. But The Athletic understands the club have the option to extend his contract by a further year until the summer of 2024.”

It’s also believed that West Ham will review the Jamaica international’s contract next summer, with a view to a potential pay rise for the striker.

Here to stay

Antonio is flying for West Ham this season as he enjoys the best years of his career.

His first few seasons were spent dividing his time between wing and full-back but he has now been transformed into a fully-fledged Premier League and international centre-forward.

After scoring 10 Premier League goals in each of the last two seasons, Antonio is well on course to beat those totals and post his highest-ever tally.

He has scored six league goals during the 2021/22 campaign, although his last one came back in October (v Tottenham Hotspur).

However, he was instrumental in Saturday’s (4 December) 3-2 win over Chelsea at the London Stadium, supplying an assist for Arthur Masuaku’s deflect goal to claim all three points.

He will turn 32 before the end of the current campaign, but he shows no signs of slowing down and a new contract is fully deserved.

In other West Ham news, Stuart Pearce answered live on-air when asked on Thursday if the Irons are set to sign Jesse Lingard in January.

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