According to Sky Sources, West Ham United will refuse to sell a frustrated Michail Antonio this summer even though he is reported to have rejected the £70,000-a-week deal that he has been offered by the club.
West Ham refusing to sell Michail Antonio even though he's turned down double-your-money £70,000-a-week contract
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) April 28, 2017
The Times reported on Friday that the winger is keen to leave the London Stadium at the end of the season after his relationship with the board has broken down, as well as his annoyance at how the club dealt with his hamstring injury that looks set to keep him on the sidelines for the rest of the campaign.
One of his frustrations was that he was on significantly lower money than January transfer window arrivals Jose Fonte and Robert Snodgrass despite being the club’s top goalscorer in the Premier League this term, but now it appears as though he wants out.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the latest update on Antonio’s future, and many believe that the Irons should let him go if he doesn’t want to be at the club.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
@SkyKaveh Let him go we need players who want to play for us not those with minds elsewhere is he a top four team player I don't believe so
— dave (@drwatts1962) April 28, 2017
@SkyKaveh Just sell him, he is not worth that. Overrated
— WHU (@WHU__) April 28, 2017
— Rob Rose (@RobRose42) April 28, 2017
@WHUFC_News Hold on a minute , this is his 3rd deal don't forget and there offering to double his money. They just want more it's agents ⚒
— Martyn Hobbs (@MartynHobbs12) April 28, 2017