Report: West Bromwich Albion to make £5m bid for Nottingham Forest’s Michail Antonio

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Premier League trio West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa and Sunderland are all interested in Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio.

West Bromwich Albion are interested in signing Michail Antonio from Nottingham Forest in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun.

The British tabloid claims that Premier League outfit West Brom will make a £5 million bid for the 25-year-old winger, who is one of the best players in the Championship.

It has also been reported that Aston Villa and Sunderland are monitoring the former Sheffield Wednesday star, who joined Forest in the summer of 2014.

Antonio was arguably Forest’s best player in the 2014-15 season and is one of their prized assets.

The Englishman scored 14 goals and created 62 chances in 46 appearances in the Championship, while having a pass accuracy of 60% and a shot accuracy of 44%.

Antonio is good enough to play in the Premier League, and one suspects that Forest could have to sell him this summer due to financial problems.

The Reds, who are under a transfer embargo, are aiming to challenge for a top-six finish in the Championship next season, but they should be bracing themselves for offers for their best players in the summer months.

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