Michail Antonio continues to make a mockery of those who called him a ‘missing man’ when he was out of the team earlier in the season. Th e winger, who was signed from Nottingham Forest on transfer deadline day, has now scored in West Ham’s last three Premier League games and has easily established himself in Slaven Bilic’s fi rst choice 11.
It has been a rapid rise for the 25-year-old and is a testament to the club’s scouting system and transfer policy. Antonio’s recent performances, and indeed left -back Aaron Cresswell’s, go to show that you don’t have to pay top dollar or shop abroad to fi nd talent.
The pair were signed for less than £10million between them – a bargain in today’s money – and proves there is plenty of quality around in the lower leagues if you are prepared to give it an opportunity. Well done to the club for giving them a chance – I look forward to seeing who we will add in this summer’s transfer window.