Ilan hoping for Hammers stay

Striker Ilan is hoping he has done enough during his time at West Ham United to earn a permanent contract.

The Brazilian frontman joined the Hammers in January on a deal until the end of the season after being released by French club St Etienne.

The 29-year-old took time to settle at Upton Park before scoring crucial goals in a draw with Everton and victory over Sunderland in recent weeks.

He is now hoping to extend his stay in the Premier League into next season.

"In my mind I feel I can get the goals to help the club," Ilan told the Daily Mirror.

"I am happy with my contribution considering the minutes I have played.

"And at 29, I feel I am in my prime and ready to do well and stay here."

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