Key West Ham star in line for return v Brighton as Moyes confirms interest in top-flight enforcer
West Ham United manager David Moyes has said that Michail Antonio could be in line for a comeback for his side’s trip to Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.
The 29-year-old midfielder was missing from Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace at the London Stadium after it emerged that the Wandsworth native missed a team meeting not once but twice.
And it was the second offence that Moyes saw fit to take action by dropping the player.
However, speaking in his pre-match press conference as quoted by Football.London ahead of the Brighton game, the boss admitted that the former Nottingham Forest man ‘has a chance’ of being available for the league fixture.
And the Scot also confirmed that there had been interest in the versatile Lille captain Ibrahim Amadou amidst speculation that the Hammers were set to swoop on the 24-year-old.
Moyes had been looking at making improvements to all areas of his side during the window, and the midfielder come defender would have been an ideal target given his capacity to play in a number of different positions.
The Cameroon player was in London on transfer deadline day as it looked as though he would sign for one of either West Ham or Crystal Palace, who were also believed to want the player but were some way off meeting the Ligue 1 side’s valuations.
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