Interest confirmed in Hammers target – boss told to sign powerhouse – Moyes says big man staying
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Incoming Everton boss Sean Dyche has been told to sign West Ham powerhouse Michail Antonio this month.
After a poor start to the new season – Everton made the decision to sack Frank Lampard and bring in Dyche – who is a man that knows how to get out of a relegation battle.
But that doesn’t solve the problem that they are lacking goals – and there has been some speculation that Everton may try and make a move for the Hammers powerhouse – who has been linked with a move away.
The 32-year-old has 18 months left on his contract at the London Stadium and has been linked with a shock loan to Chelsea, as well as fellow strugglers Wolves, but admitted leaving West Ham would be tough.
But now Martin Keown urged Everton to make a move for Antonio with only four days remaining of the transfer window to bolster the squad – He said: “I think Sean Dyche sitting down with the players, we talked about this before, meeting the players, finding out what is going on, ‘What character have I got in front of me? Is it bad? Can we repair the damage? Okay, no’.
“Right, Antonio might be available at West Ham. There are options, let’s get him.
“I don’t know how Dyche works, he is not that prolific in the transfer market. Having said that, this is a different club, this is Everton now.
“So maybe it is, maybe his first step is to spend some of that money and get the player out.
“So a lot of thinking to do for the manager and immediately you have got to get to work quickly.
“One assumes that he had one eye on the job and the team for the last number of weeks.”
Tanganga interest –
There is huge interest from clubs in the Premier League for Tottenham defender and West Ham target Japhet Tanganga
Tanganga is a lad that has come through the youth system at Tottenham and is a player that has relatively impressed on occasions over the past few seasons – but he has struggled for game time this year.
And with the imminent new signing of Pedro Porro – it will be even harder for the young man to get the game time that he needs – leading to rumours that the Hammers are interested in a potential deal.
David Moyes wants to add some more depth to his squad this transfer window – but is not the only club interested in a possible deal – according to Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth.
He told the Transfer Show: “It’s rather like what happened in the summer there was lots of interest in him. He’s in and out of the team. But the thing is I think Antonio Conte likes him.
“Great attitude and he can cover across the backline for Tottenham. He’s quite a valuable commodity.
“For the player himself, does he want more football? There are teams out there who could probably provide him with that. As it stands Spurs want to keep him.”
It is a shame to see such a talented young defender sit on the bench every week when he could be playing – so if the right offer arrives over the next few weeks – we can easily see him leaving the club.
it is no good him sitting on the bench – so even though Conte may want to keep him – the best thing for his career may be to move and West Ham could be a good decision for the man
Antonio claim made –
West Ham manager David Moyes says the club have “no intention” of selling striker Michail Antonio despite the player saying he is talking to other clubs.
“[Antonio] said it but we here have got no intention of doing anything,” Moyes said.
“Sometimes players choose to do that, some of them want to go. But at the moment we want [him] here, we want him playing well, we want him scoring goals, and we’re happy to have him.”
Antonio, who has been linked with Wolverhampton Wanderers and a loan move to Chelsea, said he would be upset if he left West Ham.
“Honestly, I’ve not ruled anything out. That’s all I can say. Nothing has been ruled out. There are talks, so whatever happens, happens,” he said on The Footballer’s Football Podcast.
“I won’t be upset about staying and I’ll definitely be upset if I leave because obviously I’ve enjoyed my time here, but football is football.
“Players move, players stay and eight-and-a-half years at one club, I would never have thought of it because before I came to West Ham the most I stayed at a club was two years.”
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