West Ham owner splashes out £100k to fly Michail Antonio home from Jamaica

Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals of West Ham United speak as they warm up prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on November 07, 2021 in London, England.

West Ham United owner David Sullivan has splashed out £100,000 to fly Michail Antonio back to England from Jamaica on a private jet.

The Hammers striker scored in both of the Reggae Boyz's World Cup qualifiers against El Salvador and the USA, including a long range screamer against the latter on Tuesday.

With David Moyes' side travelling to Wolves on Saturday, Sullivan flew Antonio back to London on a private jet on Wednesday in order to make sure he can play.

Antonio will train with his West Ham teammates on Thursday and is available for selection ahead of Saturday's match.

The 31-year-old uploaded footage to Instagram of himself waiting to board the private aircraft on Wednesday and could be seen smiling on the runway before showing the plane to his followers.

Speaking to the camera, Antonio says: "It's been a pleasure Jamaica, I've enjoyed every minute of it but it is time to get home back to West Ham.

"I'd like to thank David Sullivan for sorting this out so I can get back earlier and prepare right for the game on Saturday."

Michail Antonio of West Ham United looks on during the UEFA Europa League group H match between KRC Genk and West Ham United at Luminus Arena on November 04, 2021 in Genk, Belgium. 

Antonio only made his international debut for Jamaica in September after switching his allegiances from England.

He never represented the Three Lions at any level but has already scored two goals in three caps for Jamaica since making his debut against Panama.

Jamaica currently sit in sixth place in the final round of North and Central American qualifying for next year's World Cup and are seven points of a play-off spot with six game remaining.

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