Date: 2nd May 2019 at 4:23pm
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West Ham United winger Michail Antonio is now set to remain at the London Stadium this summer, according to Claret & Hugh.

The outlet claims that the 29-year-old, who is on a reported £70,000-per-week at the club [Source: Spotrac], is unlikely to be sold after enjoying a fine run of form in recent weeks.

The same source had previously reported in March that the former Nottingham Forest man was potentially going to be sold this summer to raise funds to buy new players.

However, it appears as if manager Manuel Pellegrini has had a change of heart after Antonio scored in back-to-back games against Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

OPINION

This is tremendous news for West Ham fans. No one who has watched Antonio over the past few weeks could seriously want him to be sold this summer. He has been a wonderful servant to the club and seems to really be coming into his own again having endured an inconsistent season on the whole. To be fair, his lack of regular game time is probably what has hampered him more than poor performances on his part. Pellegrini has always seemed a bit hesitant to trust the Englishman, but recently the Hammers boss has found it impossible to ignore him. He took his goals against Leicester and Spurs extremely well, becoming the first player to score with the new claret carpet installed at the London Stadium and then following that up by being the first opposition player to find the back of the net at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. After all that, can you blame Pellegrini for wanting to keep him around?