Revealed: Majority of Newcastle United fans back swoop for Antonio

Judging by the transfer gossip surrounding Newcastle United this summer, Rafael Benitez is in the market for a winger.

Matt Ritchie has been heavily linked with a move to Stoke City, and if a deal came to pass, the Magpies would need a replacement.

Crystal Palace star Andros Townsend has been frequently mentioned as a target, but manager Roy Hodgson recently told football.london that he has no interest in selling the winger.

Last week, Sky Sports News reported that West Ham United were willing to listen to offers for Michail Antonio.

The versatile winger has been a Hammer since 2015, but last season he had limited appearances on the pitch, mainly due to injuries.

In fact, Antonio made just 21 Premier League outings, and in that time he scored three goals and created a single assist.

While Townsend’s pace would certainly be an asset at Newcastle, Antonio can play in a number of different roles, including right-back and up front.

We asked you if the North-East outfit should swoop for the unity man, and the majority are keen on the idea.