Everton Transfer News: Michail Antonio stance emerges as Lampard eyes new recruits
Everton are thought to be keen on signing West Ham striker Michail Antonio, as Frank Lampard desperately eyes new signings in January.
The Toffees are having a nightmare season and sit in the bottom three. A lack of goals is a serious issue for the club, and Lampard is hoping to bring in at least one new face in the attacking third this month.
TalkSPORT now reports how Antonio is on Lampard’s list of potential signings. The 32-year-old is out of favour with the Hammers right now, despite being their record goal scorer of the Premier League era with 58 goals.
Antonio moved to West Ham back in 2015, signing for around £7m at the time. He has been a key player for the Hammers and has hit double figures in each of the last three seasons in the league.
Like Lampard, David Moyes is a man under pressure as well. TalkSPORT reports that Moyes would be open to letting Antonio leave, just as long as he can get a replacement through the door.
Everton lost to Southampton at the weekend. The Toffees are under huge pressure, with fan protests dominating headlines.
TBR’s View: Michail Antonio could really help Everton right now
Everton need to get someone in who knows this league and can hit the ground running. Antonio could be the man for them in that sense, and he’ll surely be keen to show West Ham why he should be playing.
For Antonio, a move right now could work. He’s 32, and while he’s been a star for the Hammers, it does seem like they are close to needing to go their separate ways.
Everton could use Antonio from the start as well. He’s good enough for the starting XI and if he can rediscover his goal touch, then it might just save them.
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