After all the incoming signings at West Ham recently, Sky Sports are reporting that three senior players will be allowed to leave the club during this window.
According to Sky, Cheikhou Kouyate and Pedro Obiang would be allowed to leave the club alongside winger Michail Antonio, and Wolves should be at the front of the queue to sign the Englishman.
Antonio made just 21 Premier League appearances for the Hammers last season and scored three goals as he suffered three separate injuries that kept him out for varying lengths of time.
The 28-year-old’s attitude was also questioned by West Ham fans and he was disciplined for missing a team meeting in January.
Valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, Sky also report that the Irons are prepared to consider offers of more than £15m in an attempt to cover the costs of their other deals this summer.
With Nuno Espirito Santo at the helm, Wolves romped to the Championship title last season and racked up 99 points in the process.
In preparation for life in the Premier League, Santo has signed a one year contract extension and has secured the services of seven players already – including Portugal’s number one Rui Patrício.
With his top-flight experience, Antonio would be the perfect signing for Santo to introduce into his new-look Wolves squad. His ability to play on the wing and at right-back would also mean he could fit into either the wing-back or winger role in Santo’s favoured 3-4-3 formation.
He could be the perfect upgrade on Irishman Matt Doherty and his price tag seems to represent good value in today’s market.
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