West Ham icon Michail Antonio is in line for January’s MLS transfer exit after falling down the pecking order
MICHAIL ANTONIO has been linked with a move to MLS in late January.
However, SunSport understand West Ham are adamant the striker is NOT for sale as they try to cope with an injury crisis.
Antonio, 32, has made just nine Premier League starts this season following the £30.5million arrival of Gianluca Scamacca in the summer.
And the £15million signing of Danny Ings this month has pushed the Jamaica international even further down the pecking order.
After seven years with the Hammers, Antonio has been linked with a move to Prem rivals Chelsea and Wolves.
SunSport believes the player’s name has also been in circulation among several teams in the United States.
If he were to leave, boss David Moyes would rather not join a side currently struggling with West Ham at the bottom of the league.
But with both Scamacca and Ings struggling with knee injuries, the Irons are incredibly unlikely to let Antonio go this month.
West Ham have scored just 17 goals in 20 Prem games so far this season, with Antonio scoring just two of them.
His contract expires in 2024, and there is an option to extend it by a year.
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Moyes’ men face a month of testing, with Derby in the FA Cup fourth round on Monday before clashes with Newcastle, Chelsea and Tottenham.
The Scot was on the edge of the sack before a timely 2-0 win over Everton last weekend ended a seven-game Prem winless streak.
But another bad run could land him in hot water again.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7230529/west-ham-michail-antonio-shock-mls-transfer/ West Ham icon Michail Antonio is in line for January’s MLS transfer exit after falling down the pecking order