Harry Redknapp has slammed Marko Arnautovic for showing a lack of loyalty at West Ham.
The former Hammers boss has been stunned by the behaviour of the Austrian, who has been the subject of a bid from the Chinese Super League.
An offer of £31.7 million landed in the Irons’ inbox earlier this week, but the bid was swiftly rejected.
Nevertheless, Arnautovic’s agent, who is also his brother, subsequently released a statement of his own, asking that the club allow his sibling to leave.
Redknapp has, unsurprisingly, put the boot in to both men, insisting that they are showing a lack of loyalty, and that the game has significantly changed from the days when everyone at West Ham was a local boy who was proud of his club.
Speaking to Talksport, he said: “They come and they go. A mate of mine had a horse and named it ‘We’ve Got Payet’.
“And I told him in six months he’ll have to rename that horse ‘We Had Payet’. That’s how it works.
“Forget loyalty. The days of people staying at clubs forever is long gone.
“I don’t know the boy, but he never looks that happy. He’s a real good player, he’s got great talent, but it’s a shame for West Ham fans. It’s sad really but that’s the way it’s gone.
“It’s not like it was when it was all lads who came from within an area, played for West Ham, that was their club and they were all happy to be there.
“Now, there are probably four or five of them who would love the chance to jump ship and move to China or anywhere else they can make a few quid.
“In their mind and the agent’s mind, they’re just thinking of the next move where they can make a few quid.”
Arnie could play against Arsenal this weekend, with his brother claiming that he will give his all until he is at a new club.