By Pranav Shahaney

19th Sep, 2023 | 12:25pm

West Ham United striker Michail Antonio contract emerges amid Wolves and Saudi transfer links

West Ham have offered striker Michail Antonio a new contract despite his links to Wolves and clubs in the Saudi Arabia Pro League, according to Claret and Hugh.

The news outlet reported on Monday (18 September) that no serious bid arrived from the Premier League side or anyone from the Middle East.

It’s understood that Wolves showed real interest in the Jamaican at some point but never formalised it with an official bid.

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Antonio was linked with the exit at the start of the window and many felt like it may be in everyone’s best interests for him to leave.

He was 33, not the best in terms of his injury record, and Gianluca Scamacca was signed for big money and looked like he was ready to lead the line regularly this season.

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However, he did not want to fight for his place and returned to Italy, leaving David Moyes in a bit of a striker crisis.

With no new striker joining over the summer, handing a new deal to Antonio makes sense as he’s a hard-working player who’s also liked well behind the scenes.

The club may not get too much if they sell him and he’s more important leading the line for them and starting in every game.

His goal against Chelsea is going to be one of the highlights of the season and it seems like everything is in place for him to extend his deal.

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