Marko Arnautovic’s brother, who also acts as the West Ham forward’s agent, says a January exit from the London Stadium is possible. Arnautovic joined the Hammers in the summer of 2017 from Stoke City for a then club-record £20million and he scored 11 goals from 31 Premier League appearances to help steer the club away from relegation trouble.
The 29-year-old was linked with a move away in the previous transfer window but, with the arrival of manager Manuel Pellegrini and a host of new players, the Austria international was persuaded to stay.
Following a tricky start to the campaign, West Ham have started to hit their stride in recent weeks and the Vienna-born star has been crucial to the upturn in results, having bagged five goals from 10 league matches.
However, although Arnautovic is enjoying life at the London Stadium, his brother and agent Danijel has revealed a January move is something that could happen.
He told the Austrian newspaper Kurier: “That’s possible. It was already very, very close this last summer. Marko is really enjoying playing for West Ham. “He loves that club and the fans. But there is still that feeling, that this cannot be the end. And everybody should understand that.”