Karren Brady has suggested that Marko Arnautovic wants to ‘return home’ having left West Ham two years ago, when writing her regular column for The Sun.
Hammers boss David Moyes needs to sign a couple of top class strikers this summer.
The problem is that money is tight at the London Stadium. So one of the striker additions will have to be either a loan deal or a free transfer.
That’s where Arnautovic comes into the mix.
Karren Brady makes emphatic comments on Arnautovic
The Hammers vice-chairwoman left little to the imagination when commenting on the mercurial 32-year-old.
Brady, writing her regular column for The Sun, took a clear and obvious dig at Arnie:
“Marko Arnautovic left West Ham two years ago after a shortish but successful stay — successful in goals terms at least. The Austrian and his feckless agent-brother decided riches offered by Shanghai SIPG overbid the recent contract he had signed at West Ham and consequently there was a bad atmosphere around. Again, we were forced to let him go. Arnautovic has now done his Marco Polo exploration to China and wants to return home.”
For once, we have to agree with Karren Brady!
Her comments on Arnautovic are spot on.
That isn’t to say that signing the Austria international on a free transfer wouldn’t be a wise move.
His checkered history at the London Stadium has been well-documented. But sometimes it’s just a case of needs must.
If Arnautovic does return to East London, he will have to really earn the love, support and respect from the West Ham fans once again, that’s for sure.