According to reliable club insider ExWHUemployee, West Ham United boss David Moyes holds a worry over Michail Antonio potentially switching his international allegiance to Jamaica – with the star striker’s injury record being exacerbated a concern behind the scenes.
Indeed, as per the West Ham source, Moyes is understood not to be keen on the idea after the Telegraph first reported he has been approached by the Jamaica Football Federation.
The outlet broke this news that Antonio looks ‘set‘ to accept their offer of playing for the Reggae Boyz as they wish to have him in their squad for the Concacaf qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica later this year.
ExWHUemployee shares Moyes worry
After Moyes addressed this in his pre-match press conference, with the Scotsman saying he is still ‘holding out’ for Antonio’s potential England call (Sky Sports), ExWHUemployee follows up by sharing he is not keen on a Jamaica decision behind the scenes.
The main reason for this, as pointed out by the club insider, is a worry over Antonio’s injury record – with the Irons boss believing he could do without playing regularly for Jamaica amid repeated fitness concerns.
As the Hammers manager is concerned over this aspect of Antonio choosing to switch his allegiance, Moyes is still thought to be understanding over his star striker’s heritage and desire to represent it.
Transfer Tavern take
Whilst understandably a concern given his injury record, potentially representing Jamaica at the 2022 World Cup could come as a once in a lifetime opportunity for Antonio and arguably his best chance.
Despite his fine form, he faces stern competition for an England place, and the Carabiners come as another route to finally making his international debut.
In other news: West Ham are set to take this rising star on trial, find out more here.
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