Within the last few days West Ham have been linked with Werder Bremen front man Marko Arnautovic, Marco joins a long list of strikers supposedly on the West Ham agenda. It’s been frustrating for the ‘Hammers’ as they recently missed out on Lille forward Salomon Kalou; so the search will go on for now!
Austrian international Arnautovic has played for Werder Bremen since 2010 and so far he has had a controversial time with the club, from 2009-2010 Marco had a spell in Italy with Inter Milan; in which the manager at the time (Jose Mourinho) described him as having ‘the attitude of child.’ Only a few months back he was involved in a training ground altercation with a teammate, the list goes on!
My personal opinion on reports linking us with Marko Arnautovic is a poor one. I haven’t particularly got anything against the player for his past misdemeanours, if you take a look at his goal-scoring record; it’s pretty unsatisfactory. It’s obvious that the next forward we bring in will play in a support/cover role for Andy Carroll, so it makes me question how Marko would react to that?
It has got to the point where we can’t afford to be too picky, so far our search for a new striker has felt never-ending but, I would prefer to wait a bit longer rather than panic buying.
Marco’s height and dominant presence may be ideal for our squad; I just feel that isn’t a good enough reason to spend money we seemingly don’t have on a player who could bring more bad than good.