The talkSPORT host made the suggestion after former Sunderland player Michael Gray shared he thought, when on talkSPORT, that Spurs needed “another striker” to be signed this summer.
“Y’know who I think would fit in perfectly at Tottenham, I think you could get him for under £20million, Arnautovic,” said Goldstein on talkSPORT, in a clip uploaded to the radio station’s Twitter account.
Sky Sports previously reported that West Ham had rejected a £19.7million bid for Arnautovic from an unnamed Chinese Super League club, and it was claimed the Hammers found the bid insulting.
It’s hard to disagree more with Goldstein as he’s completely wrong with his remarks on Arnautovic. Firstly would the 30-year-old really fit in at Tottenham? Mauricio Pochettino normally opts to bring in young and hungry players, the average age of Spurs’ squad is 25.9 (Source: Transfermarkt), so surely Arnautovic is a little old for them? Also the Spurs boss’ preferred formation is 4-2-3-1, as per Transfermarkt, and with Harry Kane, who scored 24 goals in his 40 outings during the 2018/19 season, on Tottenham’s books; surely Arnautovic would hardly get to start a game? It’s hard to imagine the Hammers attacker being happy at being stuck on the bench as he even finds a way to kick up a fuss at the London Stadium when viewed as the main man. Arnautovic played 30 times for Manuel Pellegrini’s side in the latest campaign, scoring 11 goals to be the club’s top scorer, but according to Sky Sports he is still determined to force a move away. Also Goldstein is wrong about Arnautovic’s potential price. West Ham and Spurs are rivals, so why would they sell their 30-year-old forward, who averaged a goal every 184 minutes (Source: BBC), for £20million when they dubbed an offer in that region insulting when it came from a Chinese side.