Michail Antonio wants out at West Ham after ‘wage snub’

Date published: Friday 28th April 2017 9:22

Michail Antonio: Ruled out for the rest of the season

West Ham forward Michail Antonio is unhappy at West Ham and will look to move in the summer, according to The Times.

The 27-year-old is currently missing with a hamstring – an injury the former Nottingham Forest man believes he was rushed back from, only to break down again.

The exclusive claims Antonio has rejected the offer of a new contract after being offered “significantly lower wages West Ham’s January signings, Robert Snodgrass and Jose Fonte”.

Antonio is believed to be earning around £35,000 a week, but his new prospective deal is rumoured to be nowhere near that of the Hammers’ new recruits.

That coupled with the club’s handling of his hamstring problem has seen the “collapse of his relationship with the board” and the dynamic winger wants to leave the London Stadium.

Antonio does have until June 2020 left on his contract, has scored nine goals this term and can play in a variety of positions, so he will command a big fee.

He was injured in the defeat to Leicester last month, which led to him missing two games and withdrawing from the England squad for matches against Germany and Lithuania. The third time he has been called up, but yet to make his Three Lions bow.

He returned against Arsenal and Swansea this month but was subbed before half-time in both games and now he has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

The report claims the club are keen to revive contract talks, but London-born Antonio is desperate to move on.

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