Marko Arnautovic completes China move
Marko Arnautovic completes China move
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Marko Arnautovic completes China move

 

English Premier League side West Ham have lost striker forward Marko Arnautovic to Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG for £22.4m this as reported by the BBC.

The 30-year-old have been a subject of a move since last season with a section of the club official feeling he was becoming a bad apple on the side.

The Austria international told the Hammers last week that he wanted to quit London Stadium after learning of a renewed interest from China this coming despite the player signing a new contract with the club in January.

West Ham stance and the length of the striker’s contract forced Shanghai to increase their bid for the striker with the Premier League club allowing the player leave rather than allow a potentially disruptive influence to remain in Manuel Pellegrini's squad.

Arnautovic previously expressed a desire to take up a big-money offer from China in January, but instead remained in London.

West Ham is set to travel to China later in July for matches in Nanjing and Shanghai in the pre-season Premier League Asia Trophy tournament.

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