Date: 12th July 2018 at 11:00am
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As Manuel Pellegrini continues to assess his options at the London Stadium having taken over West Ham United this summer, it’s being suggested that former Southampton loanee Michail Antonio could be available at the right price.

Sky Sports reported this week that the Hammers would entertain sensible options for the 28-year-old even though he had impressed Pellegrini with his skill and versatility during pre-season training so far.

Having joined them three years ago from Nottingham Forest, a spate of injuries have held him back though and it’s suggested the thought is it might be time to move him on from that basis alone as he did only make 21 appearances for them in 2017/18.

I guess around £10million would be the magic number and there were a fair few fans on social media who’d be up for such a deal given the positions he can occupy and the way he impressed whilst at the club during his loan spell back in 2009/10.

There were those who urged far more caution though given his recent struggles for fitness.


4 Replies to ““I’d Love Him Back” “Too Injury Prone” – Some Southampton Fans React To Former Players Possible Availability”

  • 10 mil hahaha we paid 7.5 for him from the championship. I think we’ve rejected 12.5 from Palace and in today’s market with him being English we’d be looking for 20 mil minimum

    • Not aware of any rejections, £10m sounded fair if you were offloading based on injury concerns which is what the report implied. If you think he’s fit enough to demand more, you’ll keep him won’t you?

      • Exwhuemployee on twitter said it and he’s pretty much always right with any news regarding West Ham and I don’t think it’s because of injuries he’d be sold I think it’s more to do with the fact who we’re bringing in and his attitude. Apparently he’s late for training and he’s caused other issues between players. But that being said 10 mil think you’re dreaming. We paid 9 mil for Hugill from the Championship I can’t see a proven premier league scorer going for 10 million in today’s market in his “prime”.

        • Appreciate the response, I just saw Sky’s fee as what West Ham might love, so £10m sounded more realistic to me if the injury issues were the main concern and driver for him to be let go. These days £10m is more of a willing punt in those circumstances I’d think. Oblivious to issues around his attitude though, you’d obviously know far better than me.

          If he’s fit and that’s not the issue, you’ve got to be holding out for £18m (if not more) I’d think based on other deals and what he’s capable of.

          With the strikers we have, must admit I can’t see us going that high unless we know we’ll make our money back on Carrillo.

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