According to a report from Tutto Bologna Web, West Ham United boss David Moyes is keen to re-sign Marko Arnautovic this summer.
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The Hammers’ need for a new centre-forward has been well-documented already.
In fact, West Ham really need two strikers.
Moyes has limited cash at his disposal, however. So he will have to be thrifty in his player recruitment.
With that in mind, it would make sense to sign a free agent as well as bringing in a big money new arrival.
That’s where Marko Arnautovic comes in.
The 32-year-old Austrian is currently attempting to cancel his contract with Chinese club Shanghai Port according to football journalist Nicolo Schira.
West Ham make Marko Arnautovic enquiry
Tutto Bologna Web reckon that the Hammers have made the first moves to sign Arnie on a free by making enquiries to his representatives.
West Ham signed Arnautovic from Stoke City for around £20 million in the summer of 2017 (BBC).
He then left East London for Shanghai SIPG (now known as Shanghai Port) in the summer of 2019 for around £22.4 million.
His exit was acrimonious, so a return to West Ham would certainly be a controversial one.
Arnautovic returning would undoubtedly split the fanbase.
If David Moyes can get a tune out of the Austrian again, however, he would surely endear himself to the West Ham faithful once more.