It seems like West Ham will only let forward Michail Antonio leave in the summer if a club puts in an expensive bid for the player, as Football.London reports that he has a £25m price tag.
Sam Inkersole, who writes regularly about the Hammers for the media outlet, went into more detail about the player, saying that he is out of contract at the end of next season and will be hopeful that his recent performances will mean he can sign a new contract sooner rather than later. He also mentioned how Antonio is well liked by his fellow teammates.
It is easy to see why the club have placed such a big price tag on him and also why he should probably be rewarded with a new contract as he does make a very positive impact when he is in the side. Although he has only scored two goals and picked up two assists this season, via WhoScored, he still brings a creative influence to the east London club as he has averaged 2.3 shots per game and 2.7 successful dribbles per game. The dribbles in particular show that he is a struggle for opposition defenders to manage.
These stats, when ranked within the squad, place him first for shots and second for successful dribbles, whilst he is in the top five for most key passes on average per game (0.9) via WhoScored.
For a player who provides such an attacking influence to the squad, it is clear to see why the club have such a high price tag on him and it should take at least £20m-30m to even begin justifying replacing him.
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