Report: Sell on clause holds up ‘Arnie’ deal


MarkoArnautovic_3542583k-large_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqqVzuuqpFlyLIwiB6NTmJwfSVWeZ_vEN7c6bHu2jJnT8West Ham will need to pay £24 million if they want to take Marko Arnautovic from Stoke City.

That’s the assessment of Hammers season ticket holder and Daily Mail Head of Sport Lee Clayton who produced an interesting tweet on the situation this morning.

Clayton said that another £4m could be enough to seal a deal for the Hammers.

He explained: “Latest on Arnautovic and #WHUFC­­ ‑­ WH confident they get him. Stoke have 20pc sell-on clause to Werder and demand clearing 20m. So 24m+ fee.”

And a report in the local ‘paper – the Stoke Senitel -says: “Potters chairman Peter Coates has acknowledged Arnie could be allowed to leave if the price is right, while the player’s agent and brother, Daniel Arnautovic, claims promises made when the 28-year-old signed a new four-year deal with Stoke last summer have subsequently been broken, prompting him to submit a transfer request.

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  • JRS says:

    For that Money Keita Balde _16 goals and 3 assists last season and only 22 so has sell on value. 2 footed and can play all positions up front. And Kouyate and Sahko our his International teammates. Him over Marko for me. Young dynamic and twice the goals and £17m bid could do it.

  • JRS says:

    And I hope Bony Link is wrong bc after watching all this strikers we have been linked with ho doe under £15m, £20m for Bony is crazy. And spending this wages could bring in Chic.
    I like Babacar a lot at 24 but Bilic wants proven premier players with experience so old.
    We need a MIX of youth and experience. Every transfer is a risk and going from prem club to another can not work out too. Look at Bony and others

  • HammerHeadz says:

    My Stokkie mate says he’s a wrongun, let’s stop this madness and move on.

  • Shifty says:

    Ha yeah because a Stoke fan is going to be so complimentary about him when he has just handed in a transfer request.Just like we were so kind about Payet when doing the same.
    He is such a wrongun they tied him down to what was ment to be a long term contract.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    On his day he is the best player in that Stoke team, although it is crazy money he has quality and fills a position we need filling on the left side of midfield, he also gives us a bit more physicality than Ayew, Lanzini, Fernandes or Snodgrass which is something we were missing in some games last season.

  • TRB says:

    I’d rather have Gylfi S. in the West Ham team. Swansea won’t get £50m for him though.

  • TRB says:

    No thanks. Go and sign Sigurdsson instead

  • JRS says:

    No.chance of Gylfi £40m bids rejected and Everton might put up £50m. Would love him here nur unlikely bc that’s almost our whole.Kitty.
    I think Keita Balde is better sign then Marko Chasli or Tadic. And two footed players give defence players hell

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