West Ham United striker Michail Antonio came in for praise from Harry Redknapp during Sky Sports News’ coverage of transfer deadline day last night.
The former Hammers boss had joined son Jamie and presenter Jim White to assess the evening’s transfer dealings.
Talk turned to West Ham and what they were doing.
Felipe Anderson was actually the topic of conversation, with it looking like he would be leaving the club on loan.
That is something that is reportedly close to happening, with FC Porto primed to land him.
The Portuguese window does not close until October 25, leaving plenty of time for a deal to complete.
But upon mention of Antonio by Jamie, Redknapp senior was quick to lavish praise on the Englishman.
He said on Sky at 20:27: “What a good player he’s turned out to be. What a handful he is, oh my God. He is frightening. Ability, skill, he scores goals. What a threat to any defence.”
TBR’s View – Antonio deserving of huge praise
Antonio – who cost the Irons a bargain £7 million in 2015 (Sky Sports) has made a fantastic start to the new season and is quite clearly one of West Ham’s best players.
The star is just so difficult to contain, and it is easy to understand why David Moyes starts him every game, although perhaps Sebastien Haller playing with him wouldn’t be the most ludicrous suggestion in the world.
His form is going to be absolutely key once again for West Ham, especially since the club failed to land another central defender.