Wednesday close to signing Michail Antonio in £700,000 deal

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REPORTS in Reading suggest Sheffield Wednesday are close to securing a £700,000 deal for exciting winger Michail Antonio.

Antonio played 14 games for Wednesday in League One last season, scoring five goals in the Owls’ promotion winning campaign.

Royals manager Brian McDermott is ready to let the 22-year-old move to Hillsbrough to further his career after his successful loan spell there last season.

McDermott said: “Sheffield Wednesday are interested in Michail.

“I don’t know if there is any bid or if it’s done or dusted yet.

“Michail is a good player and if he wants to go and play then we will assess that and go from there.

“I know Dave Jones really well and have some kind of affinity with him.

“He’s in that gang of managers that have lost the play-off final so I’m trying to get us together for a counselling session every year!”

Read Saturday’s Yorkshire Post for more on this story or follow @RHercock@YPSport for more news.

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