West Ham have reportedly reached an agreement with Stoke star Marko Arnautovic
West Ham have reached an agreement with Stoke City forward Marko Arnautovic, according to the football transfer rumours in British Media (Sky Sports).
The Austria international has joined Stoke City from Werder Bremen for a fee in the region of 2.8 million euros in September 2013. The 28-year-old has a valid contract with Stoke City until June 2020.
Since his arrival from Werder Bremen, Marko Arnautovic has scored 26 goals and provided 32 assists in 145 games for Stoke City in all competitions.
Marko Arnautovic has represented Austria at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 11 caps and scoring 3 goals, before making his senior international debut in October 2008. As a member of Austria national football team, Marko Arnautovic has won 62 caps and has scored 15 goals.
Slaven Bilic wants to sign a new forward this summer and Marko Arnautovic is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
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Slaven Bilic will reportedly be handed a huge transfer kitty this summer and the Stoke City forward is thought to be among the manager’s priorities.
West Ham are in the market for just a handful of statement signings this summer who can improve the first-team.
According to the report in British Media, West Ham United have agreed a 28 million euros fee with Stoke City for forward Marko Arnautovic. The Austria international would become West Ham’s third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart.
Having signed Marko Arnautovic for 2.8 million euros in the summer of 2013, to make a 25 million euros profit on the 28-year-old who, without question, will be fantastic for Stoke City is a good deal all round.