According to a report from Claret and Hugh, West Ham rejected a £30 million bid from Crystal Palace for Michail Antonio in the final few days of the summer transfer window.

The east London outfit signed the powerful winger from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2015 for around £7 million, according to the Daily Mail.

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The 29-year-old’s future seemed uncertain in the summer, but he has firmly established himself as one of the Hammers most important players this season, despite missing the majority of the campaign thus far.

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Michail Antonio (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Antonio recently returned from injury, and made an instant impact to the underperforming West Ham team.

 

The former Nottingham Forest winger’s pace and power brings something to Manuel Pellegrini’s side that they do not otherwise possess.

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Michail Antonio (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

And had the Hammers sold Antonio, they would be in a whole world of trouble right now.

He is expected to be back for for tomorrow’s clash with Arsenal, and that will be a massive boost for West Ham.

Pellegrini’s side are hovering precariously just above the relegation zone, and a defeat to the Gunners could spell the end of the Chilean’s reign in charge of the club.

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