Farewell Mikey?


Farewell Mikey?

The Italian news outlet Tuttomercartoweb have reported that Michail Antonio has received an offer of £9.5million (€11m) over two years from an unnamed club in Saudi Arabia, they also pointed out that it was not from one of the four PIF clubs in the Saudi Pro League

For the uninitiated ,these are the clubs who have benefited from the Saudi Public Investment Fund’s (PIF) project to invest in and privatise clubs, which include reigning champions Al-Ittihad.

I suspect that FFP rules will not apply !

Anyway, back to Mikey

He is apparently considering the offer, a hugely popular figure at West Ham , rising 34 and with the realisation that his best years are behind him, it would be churlish to refuse him a couple of seasons in the desert for one last payday.

However, it means the Hammers will have lost Scamacca and Mikey within weeks of each other so it seems surely unlikely to happen?

It is a well known fact , along with taxes and death that  West Ham and new striker signing in the Premier League nearly always ends in tears.

But big Mikey converted himself from a winger to lead the line and become the club’s all-time leading scorer in the Premier League.

Not the most graceful of footballers, but his imposing physical presence and willingness to run, and run has made him a crowd favourite.

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  • Limey says:

    Antonio has been one of, if not my favourite West Ham player for some time.
    He just looks like a nightmare to play against, always battling and dong the hard graft you hope for in a player.

    I will be disappointed to see him leave, but thank him for the good times and wish him well.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I don’t see any heir’s apparent to his position in the team, if Elye Wahi is available he certainly looks like he has the potential, as a squad we are short on the type of pace that hurts teams, I would keep Mikey for the season and try and buy another physical very pacey striker that leads from the front, like Wahi. I like Mubama but he feels like he could do with a season proving himself at a championship side before he is ready for the PL, he needs minutes on the pitch, maybe a club like Southampton would be good for him or another that is likely to be competitive.

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