Arnautovic’s long farewell could cause problems

Marko Arnautovic’s final West Ham countdown looks to be presenting the sort of problems with which us fans and the club have become so used to from the striker.

There could be a problematical departure  for the Austrian  and once again it will be down to MONEY as the 30 year old tries to iron out his personal terms with the Chinese.

ClaretandHugh learned this evening that hopes of clearing him out before or over the weekend depend on him coming to an agreement with Shanghai and if he doesnt he and the squad could be confronting each other at teh Swiss training camp.

The club are desperate to see him gone before Monday when he would have to link up with the pre-season training should he still  be on the staff.

The club have accepted a straight deal of €25 million for him  from China and despite widespread speculation, there are no add ons involved.

We were told by a senior source on e mail: “Yes, it’s €25m euros and no add ons.  And, he still has to agree terms in China.”



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11 comments on “Arnautovic’s long farewell could cause problems

  1. I suppose we could start a ‘just giving’ page to make sure he leaves!!!!!

  2. He’ll never get a testimonial on this planet, probably doesn’t know what the word means😎

  3. I would suggest that if his departure is delayed he should not be allowed anywhere near the training ground or,in fact,given the new shirt and training kit.If he was to turn up at pre season training I would fear for his safety.

  4. He is a waste of space

  5. i hope he does have to turn up at training. that way, a unified squad could put 50 or so boots in his backside to help him back out again

    • Alternatively, Marko and brother Dan could be used as a 2 man wall for free kick practice. As the other players will be a bit rusty, no doubt, I predict plenty of shots hammered straight into the pair o’ s**ts. They’ve disrespected the club, the game, the fans and the other players. No class. Give them the alpine horn …

  6. Be happy for more than two reasons. Firstly he didnt do what he did in the middle of January again, Secondly He is “f”ing off to 10.000 miles away where no one will ever hear his name again and Thirdly He could have gone to Spurs on a swap deal with Vinny Janssen only to sit on their bench contributing to them by clapping from the sidelines. .Good riddance to a Greedy ,Poisonous t.wat.

  7. Why would ha have to go to Switzerland. F*** him. Let him sit at home stewing. Don’t let him anywhere near what seems to be a happy and together squad. COYI.

  8. I’m pleased to have had Arnie as a player for 2 seasons where he contributed by scoring, assisting and generally making the team better. Not to mention he’s been sold for a touch more than paid, so no loss like: Perez, Carroll and probably Chicharito….

  9. In these situations the club should be able to cease everything with him, no wages no games until everything is sorted, he has made the mess let him sort it, surely there is something in his contract that covers this sort of thing.

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