Everton have made West Ham United forward Michail Antonio their top target ahead of the summer transfer window.

That’s according to a report from The Sun (print edition March 19th, page 59) who claim that should Everton stay up, the 32-year-old West Ham attacker will be right at the top of the wish-list of Sean Dyche.

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The Hammers forward’s form has fallen off the face of a cliff over the past year or so. He’s lost his pace – the one thing that made him such a handful for opposing defenders.

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And his time at the London Stadium could be coming to an end.

The seven-capped Jamaica international was heavily linked with a move away from West Ham in January, but he stayed in the end.

And rumours are beginning to resurface now regarding his future in East London…

Michail Antonio could leave West Ham for Everton in the summer

According to the Sun, Antonio is the Toffees‘ number one transfer target ahead of the summer transfer window.

Should Everton remain in the Premier League, they will allegedly go all out to sign the Hammers attacker.

I would be more than happy for Antonio to swap the London Stadium for Goodison Park.

Antonio has been a fine servant for the Hammers since making a £7 million move to the club from Nottingham Forest back in the summer of 2015 (Daily Mail).

Michail Antonio could leave West Ham for Everton in the summer
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However, the converted striker has been an absolute shadow of his former self over the past year.

As harsh as it might sound, Antonio quite simply isn’t good enough to be playing for the Hammers anymore.

And that makes the fact that Everton want to sign the West Ham striker rather baffling.

The ex-Nottingham Forest man earns around £100k-a-week at the London Stadium, so it will be a very smart move to get those wages off the books.

If Michail Antonio leaves West Ham for Everton in the summer transfer window, I’ll take that all day long.


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