West Ham have confirmed that striker Marko Arnautovic has signed a contract extension at the club.
Arnautovic extended his contract by a year until 2023 to wade off a £35m bid from a Chinese club offering wages of around £200,000 a week.
“I’m happy for this and I want to say to the fans that I’m happy to stay, I glad to play again, show myself and score goals, to make assists, but also to say that the major point is Marko Arnautovic never refused [to play or train].
“I would never
“I’m happy, I’m happy to come to this point. I’m happy that this club is improving. Step by step, every week, every month we are seeing some improvement and that’s good.”
The Austria international also revealed that he is determined to help the Hammers finish as high in the Premier League as possible.
“Our target, of course, is to climb as high as possible in the league table. We need to start again taking some points. We know it won’t be easy against Wolverhampton away and Liverpool at home.
“It’s never easy in this league but I’m sure we have enough quality to win games and to climb as high as possible in the table and then we’ll see.”
“The fans gave me the power, they gave me the energy and that’s why I have to be here and that’s why I want to stay. I never wanted to run away because I hate this club, this was never my intention.”
“I love this club and I will always love this club no matter what. You have decisions you have to make in life, but I say from now it doesn’t matter what happens I will always love West Ham and it will always be a big part in my life.
“I love this happiness, so listen, I’m here, I’m ready. I hope the fans are also ready and we go again.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.