talkSPORT understands the 30-year-old’s long-standing switch saga has come to an finish
Marko Arnautovic has finished his transfer from West Ham to Chinese language Tremendous League outfit Shanghai SIPG for round £23million, talkSPORT can disclose.
The Austrian leaves simply six months after signing a bumper new contract, having advised the Hammers he sought after to move previous this week.
Arnautovic handed his clinical on Friday, and now talkSPORT understands the 30-year-old has agreed non-public phrases with Shanghai to finalise the switch.
West Ham ran out of persistence with Arnautovic after he requested to depart for the second one time, and it’s understood the membership accredited the low be offering so as the shift the ahead as briefly as imaginable.
The £23million charge is considerably lower than the membership had been introduced in January, once they rejected £35million from an unnamed Chinese language membership.
Throughout the messy switch saga, the ahead’s brother Danijel, who may be his agent, criticised West Ham for his or her remedy of the wantaway famous person.
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Arnautovic’s brother mentioned: “He’s now not a cow or a horse which you carry to marketplace.
“He’s a extremely proficient footballer who is just being utilized by West Ham. He’s only a quantity to them.”
After arriving in east London for a membership file charge of £20million in July 2017 from Stoke, Arnautovic to begin with turned into a fan favorite, and leaves having scored 22 objectives in 65 video games.
talkSPORT understands the Hammers are running laborious to carry a striker into the membership, with their choices restricted as issues stand following Andy Carroll’s unencumber.
The membership were closely connected with a £45million transfer for Celta Vigo ahead Maxi Gomez.