Four players Freedman could demand if Antonio heads to West Brom

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Nottingham Forest star Michail Antonio is being linked with a move to West Brom.

The Nottingham Post has reported that West Bromwich Albion are interested in making a move for Nottingham Forest player Michail Antonio.

The paper states that the Baggies could make a £5 million offer for the attacking star, which puts Forest manager Dougie Freedman into a difficult position.

It’s difficult for the club to do straight up cash deals because the money can’t be heavily reinvested back into the team.

Therefore, a better approach could be for the club to demand a player or players coming in the other direction, if they are ultimately forced into doing a deal.

Here are some options.

Callum McManaman

McManaman has made just three starts in the Premier League since joining the Baggies and he offers an option in a wide area. He’s got a good burst of pace though lacks the same physical presence and strength that Antonio possesses.

Craig Gardner

Brother of Gary, who was superb for Forest last season. He’s a versatile central midfield player who can cover a number of positions across the middle of the team. He can also play in the back four, but has made 30 starts in the Premier League this season, showing his importance to Tony Pulis.

Brown Ideye

Potential for a loan move if West Brom can keep hold of Saido Berahino and add another player in attack. He’s scored four goals and created two assists in the Premier League and would give Freedman a useful option up front.

Graham Dorrans

Currently on loan with Norwich and played in the first leg of their play-off game against Ipswich. Pulis seems to have made a judgement over him and could agree to another loan deal next season. He’s versatile and can cover on the right or left of midfield.

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