West Ham Eyes Solanke as Antonio Replacement

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West Ham United are reportedly looking to Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke as a potential replacement for Michail Antonio, according to talkSPORT‘s Alex Crook.

Antonio’s current contract expires at the season’s end, with the club holding a one-year extension option. However, rumours suggest they might not exercise it, prioritising the acquisition of a younger striker.

Solanke is a strong candidate for West Ham. His prolificacy this season (18 Premier League goals) makes him a player many West Ham fans would welcome.

While Antonio is a club legend, there’s a sense that his time as the main striker might be coming to an end. Although despite the Saudi rumours he could be retained as a backup option.

Despite the uncertain future of manager David Moyes, West Ham is likely already planning their summer transfers. Solanke, if available for a reasonable fee, is seen as a priority target.

Overall, West Ham appears set to revamp their attacking options. Dominic Solanke’s impressive goal-scoring form makes him a strong contender to replace the ageing Michail Antonio.

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  • Trevor says:

    With Moyes almost certain to leave, and a new manager not yet in the frame, are West Ham really looking to sign new players without consultant a manager?

  • Chris Cooper says:

    Antonio has already signed his one year extension, as confirmed by Ex.

  • Bonzo says:

    Antonio has a knack of getting injured at the right time when his form is poor and then coming good again at the end of the season when he needs a new contract. This year he has probably done just enough yet again to get a contract extension. Though I feel next year Antonio will be a bench striker, coming on toward the end of games. Maybe getting the odd start and in the cup competitions.

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