Antonio tells West Ham United what players they need, fans react

Michail Antonio has received a mixed response from supporters after he claimed which positions he believes West Ham United need to strengthen in.

The 27-year-old, who has played in defence, midfield and up front this season, is looking ahead to the new campaign as he will miss the remainder of the current one with a hamstring injury.

The Hammers have failed to build on last season’s seventh-placed finish at the new London Stadium as they currently reside 14th after winning just 10 of their 34 Premier League games.

Despite that, Antonio believes that the team are a few players shy of challenging for European places.

In an interview with ESPN, the versatile player claimed that West Ham manager Slaven Bilic needs a right-back, a central defender and two strikers in order to move up the table.

After Twitter page ‘West Ham News’ posted the quotes, some fans agreed with Antonio’s assessment, while others were confused that he was acting as a mouthpiece for the club’s transfer strategy.