Without question, the mood among West Ham supporters is infectiously ecstatic. We’ve made some incredibly purposeful moves in the transfer window. That said, the nature of the window dictates that players must leave, and Michail Antonio has been linked with a move away from the club.
According to the Daily Mirror live blog (Thursday), Crystal Palace are contemplating a £15M for the versatile West Ham man. Given the signing of Andriy Yarmolenko and the imminent arrival of Felipe Anderson, it’s likely that Antonio’s involvement will be significantly reduced with the Irons.
Here’s how West Ham supporters have responded to the rumours on Twitter.
I’d be gutted if we was to sell Michail Antonio, I really do believe he will become a great player under Pellegrini, much like Arnautovic did under Moyes.
— ˗ˏˋ JΔMES ˊˎ˗ (@JameswhufcJones) July 9, 2018
Not good technically and can't really pass, don't think The boss likes players like that. No big miss IMO
— Jamie Payne (@HEELJamie) July 10, 2018
Everyone’s favourite when he was bang on form. A few unfortunate injuries and late for a team meeting and suddenly fickle fans say his head’s not in it ????♂️
— Jon Sharpe ???????????????? (@jonnysharpe) July 9, 2018
Antonio won’t fit in
— Brad (@BradHellyer1) July 9, 2018
Let’s not sell him when healthy is good player & young can get a lot better. COYI!!!
— mark (@westhambrown) July 12, 2018
Nooooo keep him quality when on his game last season was injury hit
— CandS.ForkLiftTrain (@SteveCandS) July 12, 2018
£15m that’s laughable.
— Josh⚒ (@JoshVernege) July 12, 2018
He’s worth more then 15 Million 20-25 Million. Don’t sell him.when fit power, pace MP would make him a better player . ⚒
— Nathaniel jay (@nathanielMac14) July 12, 2018
The 28-year-old has performed commendably for us during his time as a West Ham player, and a total of 21 goals in 90 appearances is undoubtedly a decent return. However, if we are intent on progressing as a club, and possibly reaching Europe, then we must ensure that we target players of a higher calibre – as we’ve achieved with Yarmolenko and Anderson.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree? Let us know!