According to reports on Sky Sports, West Ham United have hit a standstill in their contract talks with winger Michail Antonio after he rejected the club’s first offer.
The 27-year-old is said to have asked for a wage that would bring him in line with the top earners in the team, and he believes he should be rewarded for being willing to play in a number of different positions for the team this term, including right-back.
He has become a key player for the Irons this season – scoring nine goals and providing three assists – and is keen to stay at the London Stadium after they helped him get called up to the England squad for the first time.
The board aren’t too worried about the latest development with the former Nottingham Forest man’s current deal not due to run out until 2020, but Hammers supporters are demanding that their board pay Antonio what he wants.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction to the story…
— ⚒Danny Caffrey⚒ (@DannyCaffrey_74) April 4, 2017
— Tim Johnson (@timalanjohnson) April 4, 2017
— Charles Flores (@charlesfloresma) April 4, 2017
— Mark (@litablampmrzz) April 4, 2017
— Chappers (@zaphster) April 5, 2017