Despite his recent impressive performances, Frank McAvennie anticipates that Michail Antonio will depart from West Ham this summer, suggesting that he might be “playing for a move”, writes the WHZ.
Although Antonio was initially relegated to the position of third-choice striker following the acquisitions of Gianluca Scamacca and Danny Ings, he has since reclaimed his spot and enjoyed a highly prolific goal-scoring season.
However, as Antonio came close to leaving the club during the January transfer window, McAvennie foresees renewed interest from other teams at the conclusion of the season and believes that the Jamaican international will probably seek opportunities elsewhere.
“I think he’ll go. I would imagine that he’ll go,” he told exclusively to West Ham Zone.
“He’ll want to play somewhere else. He’s been saying a lot of things. I don’t know if he’s playing for a move, I don’t know.
“I saw his face (v Man City) and he’s up on his own and it’s horrible. When everyone is defending and there’s nobody around you, it’s not nice.
“He puts himself about, but I don’t know if he’s playing for a move.
“I like the boy, I do. He’s a converted winger into a striker but he’s built himself up, he can jump.”