Report claims West Ham's Michail Antonio is available for £15m, he'd be perfect for Newcastle

Michail Antonio of West Ham United is tackled by Kyle Naughton of Swansea City during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Ham United at Liberty Stadium on March 3, 2018...

Newcastle United should consider a move for the West Ham United winger this summer.

Manchester City's Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi (C) vies with West Ham United's English midfielder Michail Antonio during the English Premier League football match between...

According to a report from Sky Sports, West Ham are willing to listen to offers in the region of £15 million for Michail Antonio, and Newcastle should consider a move for the winger.

Rafa Benitez wants to add an established winger to his ranks at St James' Park this summer, according to the Northern Echo, and the Hammers ace would fit the bill perfectly.

The 28-year-old joined West Ham from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2015, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £7 million, and he has gone on to rack up an impressive 21 goals and 11 assists in 90 appearances for the east London outfit.

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Antonio would be an excellent addition to the Magpies' squad, and he would offer Rafa an entirely different option to what he currently possesses in his wide attacking department.

The Englishman is wonderfully versatile, and can operate in a wide range of positions including right and left wing, right-back and even as an auxiliary centre-forward.

Michail Antonio of West Ham in action during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Huddersfield Town at London Stadium on September 11, 2017 in London, England.

Antonio is powerful, quick and possesses an impressive engine. His direct playing style would undoubtedly help Newcastle improve upon the potency of their play in the final third, and for just £15 million, he could turn out to be a real coup for the Toon.

With Matt Ritchie being touted for an exit from St James' Park, Rafa will obviously have to bring in an able bodied replacement, and the West Ham man would be a cheaper, and arguably more effective alternative to reported target Andros Townsend.

Antonio really is a top class player, and he would surely prove to be a real hit at Newcastle.

Michail Antonio of West Ham United (30) beats Antonio Valencia of Manchester United to score their second and equalising goal with a header during the Barclays Premier League match between...

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