Sport Would Marko Arnautovic be a good signing for West Ham?

01:10  17 july  2017
01:10  17 july  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Why Marko Arnautovic is a great fit for West Ham

  Why Marko Arnautovic is a great fit for West Ham A name heavily linked with West Ham United in the past 48 hours is Stoke City’s Marko Arnautović. The Hammers have reportedly had a £15m bid rejected for the Austrian and he has subsequently handed in a transfer request in order to push the move closer. The club are expected to go in with a follow-up bid in the region of £20m. If West Ham stump up a bit more money (as unlikely as that may sound), it looks like a deal will be done, with Arnautovic clearly interested in the move and Slaven Bilic apparently being very keen on player himself – labelling him as a top transfer target. Should it be completed, the transfer will be a great bit of business for the Hammers, but how will he fit into their side? The winger signed for the Potters in 2013 from German side Werder Bremen and has been a key player since. Capable of playing on either wing, he has been one of Stoke’s main goalscoring threats, hitting double figures in league goals in the 2015/16 season. West Ham’s best winger is Michail Antonio and one of his best attributes is how good he is in the air. Arnautovic is the same, towering above most full backs at 6″3 and you can’t help but think that this is a tactic Bilic likes – having wingers at the back post who are fantastic in the air. With Antonio and Arnautovic on each wing, this would certainly be the case and would be needed if another West Ham target – Javier Hernandez – is starting up front as his height means he is not prominent in the air.

Will West Ham sign Marko Arnautovic ? Earlier this week it emerged that West Ham had seen a bid rejected for Stoke’s Austrian star Marko Arnautovic . In turn, Arnautovic is doing his best to push through the transfer, by putting in a transfer request at Stoke.

We will only sell Marko if the terms are right but he's not a player we want to lose." Pablo Zabaleta represents the only signing made by West Ham this summer after he was released by Manchester City following the end Deals for Hart and Arnautovic would kick-start West Ham 's summer.Getty Images.

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West Ham’s summer business this year simply has to be spot on, and one man that has been strongly linked with a move to the London Stadium is Marko Arnautovic.

The Stoke City attacker has handed in a transfer request at his club and is ready to force through a move away this summer. West Ham appear to be the likely destination for the Austrian international, too, and they’ve already made efforts to sign him.

Two opening offers of £15m and £20m respectively have been submitted by the Hammers, and both have been turned down by Stoke.

West Ham have second bid rejected for Arnautovic

  West Ham have second bid rejected for Arnautovic West Ham are desperate to add another couple of forwards to the squad this summer and are in pursuit of Stoke winger Marko Arnautovic. It was reported that the Hammers had an offer of £15m turned down earlier this summer for the Austrian and it was likely that they would submit a second offer, which they have done. Twitter: Stoke have turned down a second bid from West Ham for Marko Arnautovic. Bid was just under £20m. More on @TeleFootball #scfc #whufc (@JPercyTelegraph) John Percy of the Telegraph claims that Stoe have rejected a second bid from West Ham for Arnautovic, believed to be just below £20m. The player himself handed in a transfer request earlier this month to force through a summer transfer but it’s clear that Stoke are reluctant to sell. If this rejected bid is any indication, the Hammers would likely have to break their £20.5m transfer record set last summer when they brought in Andre Ayew from Swansea.

Blog Premier League Marko Arnautović What West Ham Need. “When we re- signed last year the club promised they will not stand in his way if he one day wanted to leave. This day is now here.”

West Ham are considering whether to make a third bid for Marko Arnautovic after seeing a second bid worth £20 million rejected by Stoke City. Read more. West Ham hope Man City keeper Hart will be summer statement signing .

Recent reports suggest the Potters are keen to make around £22m from the sale of their key man this summer, and West Ham are prepared to move back in with a third, improved bid.

It’s clear to see that Arnautovic is a genuine target for Slaven Bilic. However, this begs the question – would he be a good signing for West Ham?

I’ve weighed up the pros and cons of signing Arnautovic this summer.

West Ham agree Arnautovic fee .
West Ham United have agreed a £24m fee with Stoke City for forward Marko Arnautovic, according to Sky sources. The 28-year-old has expressed a desire to join West Ham this summer and last week handed in a transfer request in a bid to force through a move.Sky Sources understand the Austrian international said goodbye to his Stoke teammates and staff at the club's training ground on Tuesday afternoon, although there is still some work to do to complete the deal.West Ham had failed with two bids for Arnautovic, the first at £15m and the second at £20m, but were expected to return with a third offer.

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