According to West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee, Hammers forward Marko Arnautovic is unhappy that the club are seemingly willing to pay Samir Nasri £80,000 a week.
Putting the speculation surrounding Arnautovic’s own future to one side for the moment, the Austrian is said to be unhappy with West Ham over their plans for Nasri.
The Frenchman has been strongly linked with a move to the London Stadium in recent days, and it is understood that he will train with the Hammers in a bid to win a contract.
Nasri has been without a club since leaving Turkish outfit Antalyaspor in January, but will soon be available as he reaches the end of his 18-month doping ban.
Nasri is free to train with West Ham, but cannot play an official match until January.
According to West Ham insider ExWHUemployee, Arnautovic is not too pleased that his team are prepared to pay Nasri huge wages, amid concerns over his fitness.
It might also have something to do with the fact that the club are seemingly unwilling to meet the contract demands of Declan Rice, despite the 19-year-old’s excellent form this season.
The West Ham fans have been on social media reacting to the claim – a selection of which can be seen below:
That would be the ultimate insult to Declan
— Mark Rose (@mrose75) November 14, 2018
Just use the money for a contract renewal with Declan Rice. Geez…. ??♂️
— Ernst Mosh (@sounds2move) November 14, 2018
That £80k should be split between two new contracts for Arnie and Rice
— Craig (@craig_mbu) November 14, 2018
The owners are mugs!
— Can’t defend FC (@aplin87) November 14, 2018
angered marko maybe. im still speachless that they would even consider it
— michael jones (@apl63) November 14, 2018
Angered or bemused by the stupidity of the board ??
— Lord Irons (COYI) (@Lord_Irons) November 14, 2018