The Stoke fans in the Tavern are hoping their club can hold onto Marko Arnautovic, amidst West Ham interest.
After a less than stellar season, Slaven Bilic wants to bring in a few fresh faces to mix things up for West Ham.
One of those fresh faces is Stoke City winger, Marko Arnautovic whom he has made one of his main transfer targets.
If the deal was to go ahead, The Hammers would be getting a very good player in return for the estimated £25 million they’d need to part with.
However, our landlord thinks Arnautovic should stay at Stoke, for the good of his career.
West Ham did not have a good season during the 2016/17 campaign and to be fair, neither did Stoke.
However, looking at both sides, our landlord can’t look past Stoke to do much better next time out whereas he reckons West Ham will still be struggling.
There was only one point and a difference of two goals separating them in the table last season and both times they met in the league, it was a draw.
They were working on very similar levels last time out but looking at both squads, Stoke seem to have more about them than West Ham.
Our landlord reckons the only reason Arnautovic is really being drawn to West Ham is down to the fact they can offer him more money, and there is nothing wrong with that, it is his job at the end of the day.
But if he stays at Stoke, pretty soon, if the side live up to their billing, he could be winning trophies.
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