According to BBC Sport, an unnamed Chinese club have tabled a £35m offer for West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic, but how much is he actually worth?
Few would have expected the Austrian’s ascension to talismanic status in claret and blue after a £20m switch to the Hammers in the summer, but the big winger’s conversion to a powerful centre-forward has transformed his game completely.
Currently the Irons’ joint-top scorer with eight strikes in all competitions to his name, the former Stoke man remains a key player under new boss Manuel Pellegrini despite a near £100m outlay on new signings in the summer as the Chilean took the helm.
West Ham fans were surely fearing the worst when it was reported that Manchester United were sniffing around in November, but the news that there is interest from the East should be more alarming, considering the lucrative offers that players have received to move there in recent years.
The London Stadium outfit maintain that he is not for sale, although, if they were to let him go, it would surely be for a fee around three times what David Gold and David Sullivan shelled out for the 29-year-old last year.
The question to West Ham fans is, though, how much do you think Arnautovic is worth? What kind of figure would you say is reasonable for a player of his quality? Let us know by voting in the poll below…