According to The Mirror’s live transfer blog on Saturday (8:36pm), West Ham United winger Michail Antonio is a £20m target for Premier League rivals Everton this month, and Irons fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
The Mirror says that Toffees boss Sam Allardyce is keen to be reunited with the 27-year-old having worked with him when he was in charge of the east London outfit, and he is considering making a £20m offer as he looks to bring a new wide player to Goodison Park before January 31.
The versatile player has been in and out of the team because of injury this season, and he has been missing in recent weeks with a groin injury having had a spell in the side in the centre-forward role.
West Ham supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one said “I would take £30m all day long”, another said that he ‘couldn’t see him fitting into the team’ with the 3-5-1-1 system David Moyes used in the 4-1 win against Huddersfield on Saturday.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
100% would take this.
— Irons ⚒ (@SilkyLanzini) January 13, 2018
What time shall I run him up there ?
— ongarhammer (@MehlmanMel) January 13, 2018
Give us 40 and I’ll personally give him a piggy back ride to Everton
— jj ⚒ (@jeremiahhjoshua) January 13, 2018
I would take 30m all day long
— kunle Shamell (@KunleFade) January 14, 2018
I’ll drive the lazy toad there
— Micky Ginn (@mickyginn) January 14, 2018
Having a laugh at £20m he's on a long term deal, proven in the premier league he's worth £50m minimum at today's prices. Players going from the Championship are going for £14m that are unproven. They'd be a queue a mile long at £20m!
— William Field (@wilfield71) January 14, 2018
£20mil plus Schneiderlin & they have a deal, as much as we all love Antonio, with the formation we played today, can’t see him fitting in the team!!
— ⚽Stephen⚒Smith🏉 (@SuperSteve46) January 14, 2018
Sell Antonio for £20m then get this kid https://t.co/KYEbENpGB2
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) January 13, 2018
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