An unnamed Saudi club have reportedly made a two-year contract offer to West Ham United forward Michail Antonio.
However, rumours were rife on Twitter that the Hammers had received an €11 million (£9.5 million) offer for the 33-year-old last night.
That’s just not true and has been a mistranslation from TMW’s report.
They do in fact state that the Saudi club have made an offer to Antonio, but are yet to negotiate with the Hammers.
David Moyes won’t want to lose the former Nottingham Forest man but he may well be forced into doing so…
Michail Antonio could more than double his salary with move away from West Ham to join new club
Tuttomercatoweb reckon that an unnamed Saudi club are ready to offer Antonio £9.5 million over two years.
That works out at around £91k-a-week. Despite not seeming like much of a rise on his current salary, Michy would actually be quids in.
The powerful front-man currently earns around £85k-a-week at the London Stadium (Spotrac).
There is no income tax in Saudi Arabia (The Telegraph), so Antonio’s salary would be entirely his to keep. The offer is the equivalent to earning around £180k-a-week in the UK.
I think that now is the perfect time for Michail Antonio to leave West Ham, and a move to Saudi Arabia seems like an ideal one for him at this stage of his career.
The 33-year-old has been a great servant to the Hammers, and if he does leave I’ll wish him nothing but the best of luck.