According to reports in The Mirror, newly appointed West Ham United manager David Moyes is reportedly ready to pull the plug on Marko Arnautovic’s short career as a Hammer.
The Austrian international who cost a whopping £25 million during the summer from Stoke is reportedly set to be axed amongst other players after West Ham chiefs approved the manager’s decision to sell underperforming players.
The Hammers’ record signing has not had the greatest start to life at the Olympic Stadium, 7 appearances with no goals and assists to show for his efforts. Adding to this, he was sent off in his 2nd game for the Hammers in a 3-2 defeat away to Southampton.
Since returning from suspension, the £130,000 a week star has failed to live up to his glowing price tag thus prompting Moyes and the board to venture off into looking at other players.
Republic of Ireland and Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter, 27 is being touted as a new singing along with Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho who would certainly bring intensity and quality in the centre of midfield.
As always too, Moyes has been known to revisit some of his old clubs for players and has his eye set on Lamine Kone for whom played under Moyes at Sunderland last term. Moyes is a keen admirer of the Ivory Coast centre back and sees him a player with more to give following relegation last season for the Black Cats.
Early signs suggests that David Moyes will have to work with Hammers fans who are not so keen on him following his tenure as Manchester United boss fell under false pretences. His decision to freshen up the team and bring in his own style might come as a welcoming sign for the team and help their confidence to climb the Premier League table and in time fight for European competition.