Michail Antonio has spoken about his future at West Ham United, amid speculation Wolves have enquired about taking him on loan.
The striker is a player of interest to Wanderers, who are seeking to become more potent in the final third.
Julen Lopetegui is thought to want to bring in a more out-and-out centre-forward. He’s already signed Matheus Cunha, but he’s more of a second striker.
Antonio could be someone Wolves go for, and the player has been speaking a bit about his future at the club.
The star was talking with Newcastle United’s Callum Wilson on the Footballer’s Football podcast, and addressed rumours that the Hammers might be moving for Youssef En-Nesyri.
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He said: “It’s a good question. You are trying to make me say something there. We are looking at other strikers because we aren’t doing it. Me or Gianluca, we both aren’t doing it.
“So, they are going to try and maybe bring someone else in. We see how it goes. In football, if they don’t want me, if they don’t want Gianluca, then they are going to try and get somebody out. If he comes in, then they might get somebody out. Or they might just want three options.
“This guy might come in and he might not do it, either. It’s all difficult, but as a professional, you have to deal with whatever comes your way. I want to play football and that’s all I care about.”
West Ham are the second-lowest scorers in the Premier League so far, with Wolves being the lowest.
Antonio has hit five goals in 25 appearances in total this season, with just two coming in the league.
His competition Scamacca has scored seven, with the three coming in the league.
Youssef En-Nesyri to West Ham could open door for Wolves over Michail Antonio, as striker discusses his future
It will be very interesting to see what will happen if West Ham go out and sign En-Nesyri.
In theory, this would make life difficult for Antonio, who is currently being used in rotation with Scamacca.
He wants to play regularly. And that surely just won’t happen if the Morocco international pitches up at the London Stadium.
He says all he cares about is playing football, so an exit from West Ham could be on the cards for him.
That said though, the chances of Antonio getting regular minutes at Molineux may not be so great. And after this season, there will be Sasa Kalajdzic and Fabio Silva to come back into the picture.