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West Ham could be about to make their best transfer decision in years by selling Antonio

West Ham could be about to make their best transfer decision in years by selling Antonio

With Andriy Yarmolenko now at the club and possibly Felipe Anderson set to follow, there are likely to be some forward departures at West Ham during this transfer window.

And one name who could be set to leave the London Stadium is Michail Antonio. According to Sky Sports, West Ham are open to offers for the 28-year-old, while the Telegraph (via Evening Standard) reports Crystal Palace are readying an offer for his services.

The Breakdown

Antonio, who is valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, has become an important figure for West Ham since his arrival from Nottingham Forest.

He was a player both Slaven Bilic and David Moyes looked to when fit for goals, constantly posing as an aerial threat to opponents.

However, under Pellegrini, it is hard to see what sort of role Antonio would have in the Chilean’s team.

While Antonio is a versatile asset and provides the side with energy, he pales in comparison compared to the likes of Yarmolenko and Anderson, who will both offer West Ham’s attack a new lease of life.

The former Nottingham Forest man does not possess the same level of technical ability as Yarmolenko and Anderson and, overall, is not the profile of attacker Pellegrini uses in his teams.

Furthermore, the idea of selling Antonio this summer is an understandable one.

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