Hammers return to training

1 Aug, 2023
written by Sean Whetstone

Hammers Michail Antonio and Ben Johnson returned to training at Rush Green, the final two players to return from International duty after the summer break.

Johnson was part of the England U21 squad which reached the Euro final beating Spain 1-0 on 8 July while Antonio played in a Concacaf Gold Cup game which ended in a 3-0 defeat against Mexico on 13 July.

Antonio is reported to want out of West Ham but a deal to join Steven Gerrard at Al Ettifaq fell through.  In the last twenty fours the striker has been linked to Everton with reports that Wolves and Nottingham Forest could join in the hunt to try to sign the 33-year-old.

Ben Johnson continues to refuse to sign a new contract with just a year left on his extension could be sold this summer as West Ham look to cut their losses. He has also been linked with Everton  but they are said to have little money.

Meanwhile there remains no sign of Aaron Cresswell in training with the player in limbo.


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