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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers make enquiry to sign Michail Antonio on loan

Wolves have reportedly made an enquiry into signing Michail Antonio on loan from West Ham United.

Wanderers have made a great start to the January transfer window, bringing in three new faces so far.

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The club got the ball rolling with Matheus Cunha. Mario Lemina followed and yesterday, the club announced the signing of Pablo Sarabia from Paris Saint-Germain.

The squad is shaping up nicely, but Julen Lopetegui still needs a couple more additions.

A central defender is an absolute must.

But it also feels like another centre-forward needs to come in.

Wolves apparently have some interest in Antonio, and The Athletic have reported this morning that Wolves have now actually made an official enquiry about the 32-year-old.

Wanderers would like to sign him on loan for the rest of the season.

West Ham are open to selling. But their position on loaning him out is not made clear.

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Antonio – who cost West Ham £7 million – is not currently pushing for an exit.

The article mentions that West Ham are currently looking at signing Lorient striker Terem Moffi as a replacement for Antonio.

Should that move come to fruition, the player’s stance could change.

But then it would come down to whether West Ham would be willing to loan Antonio to a Premier League rival.

Michail Antonio signing for Wolves on loan would be a real surprise

There are a couple of reasons why it would be really surprising to see Antonio sign for Wolves this month.

Firstly, West Ham would really be gambling allowing one of their players to join a current relegation rival.

Secondly, Antonio stated last month that he isn’t really a player that does rotation.

He said (The Athletic): “I’m someone who wants to play games. I’m never going to settle for coming off the bench and being involved that way.

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“That’s something that’s driven me to where I am now. I’m not really about the rotation type of thing – if I’m fit, I want to play. It’s the gaffer’s decision, but I’m always going to let him know that I want to play.”

Given how many attackers Wolves have, he might not get the regular game time he craves.

Maybe if Raul Jimenez departed, which is feeling more unlikely now, then it would make more sense for Antonio to come to Wolves on loan