West Ham's signing of Gokhan Tore could hint at Michail Antonio's position in the coming season

West Ham's Michail Antonio looks dejected

The winger may well find himself being chosen even more regularly in the coming campaign.

West Ham's Michail Antonio looks dejectedWest Ham's Michail Antonio looks dejected

West Ham United completed the signing of Besiktas winger Gokhan Tore in the last few days, and it is a move that may offer some insight into how manager Slaven Bilic perceives his squad.

One player it could affect is wide man Michail Antonio, who had a phenomenal second half of the season.

Turkey international Tore has of course only joined on a loan, even though it was reportedly an expensive one, but it is likely that the majority of his football is going to come on the right, or occasionally the left wing.

Tottenham's Andros Townsend (L) in action with Besiktas' Gokhan ToreAndros Townsend (L) in action with Gokhan Tore

Antonio played much of his football last season as either a right back or a right wing back, and though former Leeds defender Sam Byram will be looking to contest that position in the coming season, Bilic did let a number of players leave the club who had the capacity to play there.

James Tomkins was sold to Crystal Palace, Joey O'Brien was released and Carl Jenkinson has returned to Arsenal. With Tore arriving, and as of yet, no hint of a right back signing, it may well be that Bilic has firmed up his belief that the former Nottingham Forest man has what it takes to feature at right back on a more permanent level moving forward.

Michail Antonio celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring the second goal for West HamMichail Antonio celebrates with Mark Noble after scoring for West Ham

Of course, it could also be that Bilic is strengthening the squad with another loanee, Victor Moses, having returned to his parent club.

But it was the former Wigan man who took up most of the wide right attacking spots towards the end of last season, with Antonio operating at fullback instead.

And with Tore's arrival, Antonio may find himself starting the coming campaign in that position.

West Bromwich Albion's Craig Dawson in action with West Ham United's Michail AntonioWest Bromwich Albion's Craig Dawson in action with West Ham United's Michail Antonio

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