Brian Laws comments on Michail Antonio’s future

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Middlesbrough, Derby County, West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion have all been linked with Nottingham Forest’s Michail Antonio.

Brian Laws has suggested on BBC Radio Nottingham that Nottingham Forest hold all the cards over the Michail Antonio transfer saga.

The 25-year-old winger has been the subject of speculation over the past few weeks, and there is still uncertainty whether he will remain a Forest player after summer transfer deadline day.

Earlier this month, HITC Sport reported that Middlesbrough and Derby County have had bids rejected for Antonio.

According to a report in The Daily Mail, West Ham United are interested in the former Sheffield Wednesday star, while ESPN recently claimed that West Bromwich Albion have had a bid for him rejected.

Antonio is one of the best players in the Championship, and it is no surprise that even Premier League clubs are (reportedly) interested in him.

Last season, the winger scored 14 goals and created 62 chances in 46 Championship games, while so far this campaign he has scored two goals and created nine chances in four league matches.

Given Forest’s financial situation, many would expect them to accept an offer for the former Reading star before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

However, former Forest defender Laws believes that the club still have control over the situation.

Dougie Freedman’s Forest are 16th in the Championship table at the moment with five points from as many matches.

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