According to a report from Football.London, West Ham have slapped a ‘fanciful’ £25 million price-tag on Michail Antonio’s head.
The report does suggest that the Hammers do not want to sell the powerful 30-year-old attacker, however.
Antonio is vitally important to West Ham. And David Moyes will surely not want to lose him.
The pacy winger joined West Ham from Nottingham Forest for around £7 million in the summer of 2015 (BBC).
Antonio instantly became a fan favourite in east London. And he makes such a difference to the Hammers.
The former Forest man offers West Ham something that they do not otherwise possess, what with his pace and power.
The 30-year-old has racked up 30 goals and 21 assists in 145 games for the Hammers (Transfermarkt).
Football.London suggests that Antonio does have a price, however. They claim that the east London outfit value the attacker at around £25 million. Although it is noted that that asking price is rather fanciful given the current circumstances.
West Ham would be absolutely mad to sell Antonio. He is out of contract in the summer of 2021. But the Hammers would be better off keeping him until at least then and try and tie him down to a new deal.
Without Antonio, West Ham are really not the same team. And selling him this summer could cause a mutiny at the London Stadium.