West Ham should remember Michail Antonio example and swoop for Chris Wood

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goal

The New Zealander has been in fine form this season, with 28 goals for Leeds United.

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goalLeeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goal

Leeds United’s promotion hopes took a hit on Easter Monday. The West Yorkshire side suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers and dropped outside the top six as a consequence.

If Leeds do fail to make it into the top six they will have a battle on their hands keeping hold of their bigger assets.

One such player is Chris Wood. The New Zealand striker has scored 28 goals in 45 games this season and Leeds will be expecting to field bids for him this summer.

A Premier League team who would be right to consider a move would be West Ham United.

West Ham United's Michail Antonio in action with Leicester City's Christian FuchsWest Ham United's Michail Antonio in action with Leicester City's Christian Fuchs

The Hammers need another striking option, with injury and form impacting their current strikers. Wood could certainly be the perfect option for West Ham. Some may doubt his ability to step up from the Championship to the Premier League, but West Ham fans should remember the example of Michail Antonio before they write off Wood’s credentials.

He has thrived in the Premier League for West Ham since he made the move from Nottingham Forest. Wood, who would also partner up with his international team-mate Winston Reid, could do the same and prove a shrewd buy from the West Ham staff.

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