According to a report by Il Resto del Carlino, via Sport Witness, GSB and West Ham United are ‘dreaming’ of signing former striker Marko Arnautovic this summer and are ‘on his trail’ along with Crystal Palace and Bologna.
West Ham ‘dreaming’ of Arnautovic
Arnautovic, who scored 22 goals and assisted 12 others over 65 appearances for West Ham over his last spell (Transfermarkt), could now return to Europe in the summer two years after departing east London for the Chinese Super League.
Bologna have apparently already held talks with the Austrian’s representatives but this report claims they will face stern competition to sign Arnautovic from both the Irons and Palace.
It is also said that GSB are ‘dreaming’ of his return to the capital and are even preparing a salary offer of around €4 million (£3.4m) per season to convince the striker to make a return.
Transfer Tavern take
He was a fan favourite at the London Stadium during his last stay and manager David Moyes even called him ‘unplayable‘ due to his mixture of physical strength, pace and class on the ball – but we believe the boat has sailed with Arnautovic.
Linked striking targets such as Tammy Abraham and Ivan Toney come as much better options given their age and goal returns over the last two season.
Meanwhile, Arnautovic hasn’t played in a top division for two years, so bringing him back to London would undoubtedly be a gamble, especially on a big contract.
In other news: West Ham fans also want this ‘massive’ forward signed, find out more here.
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