West Ham United striker Michail Antonio had been on international duty with Jamaica but has been flown back on a private jet ahead of Saturday’s match with Wolves
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.”
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.
Antonio has also been in fine form for West Ham so far this season and has scored seven goals in 13 appearances across all competitions.
He was named the Premier League player of the month for August after scoring four goals and providing three assists in three matches.
The Hammers are currently third in the Premier League after 11 matches, level on points with champions Manchester City and three points behind leaders Chelsea.