West Ham attacker Marko Arnautovic’s brother and agent Danijel has revealed that it is the Austrian internationals ‘great desire’ to leave the Hammers this month.
An unnamed Chinese club made a bid of £40 million for the 29-year-old’s services yesterday, although West Ham immediately rejected the approach.
The Inter Milan and Stoke forward has become one of the Hammers key players since joining from Stoke City in the summer of 2017 and has scored seven goals in 15 Premier League appearances so far this season.
However, his agent has now made it clear that the player wants to be allowed to move during the January transfer window. Danijel claims his brother wants to move to China in order to ‘win titles,’ and mentioned nothing about the enormous sums of money paid to players in the Far East.
“West Ham bought Marko for peanuts. They paid £20m for him, which is nothing in the current market,” Danijel Arnautovic told talkSPORT.
“They bought him to keep them in the Premier League last season and he did that. He took every award at the club; best player, signing of the season and the players’ award.
“Now West Ham have a fantastic offer. It is close to double what they paid for him. He wants to go to a new market and challenge for titles. This is what he wants. It is his great desire that West Ham accept the offer from China.”