EXCLUSIVE: West Ham ace Michail Antonio wishes to leave if club sign Youssef En-Nesyri

Steve Kay

  • Updated: 27 Aug 2023 21:42 BST
  • 3 min read

Michail Antonio has told David Moyes that he wishes to leave West Ham this window if they bring in Youssef En-Nesyri from Sevilla – with Leeds, Fulham, and clubs in the Saudi Pro League keen on the veteran, FootballTransfers have been informed.

Antonio, the club’s record goalscorer in the Premier League, believes he will be relegated to the bench because of Moyes’ preference to play with one target man.

The striker currently has a number of proposals to consider, with clubs in the Scottish Premiership also thought be be interested in the striker.

West Ham went top of the Premier League table after a 3-1 win over Brighton on Saturday. The striker netted the Hammers’ third goal of the game as they eased their way to all three points.

Indeed, West Ham are in the market for another striker, leaving some doubt over the future of Antonio. The attacker has played 279 games in total for his current side, netting 77 goals in that time.

West Ham go top

Moyes is delighted with his team's efforts so far
– Moyes is delighted with his team’s efforts so far

West Ham briefly found themselves top of the Premier League table after their win over Brighton & Hove Albion, before Manchester City reclaimed first place with a 2-1 victory against Sheffield United. Moyes admitted that he was delighted with the achievement in his post-match press conference.

He told reporters after the win: “I can’t believe we’re top of the league. I’ve just said to the players that the challenge now is to keep fighting, keep pushing, and challenge each other.

“I remember three years ago before we got in Europe and we were in Scotland for pre-season, and I said to the players about getting into Europe. That was our goal. I’ve told them we need to challenge the top teams this year, so we’ll see what we can do.”

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