Arnautović has scored seven goals in 16 Premier League appearances for West Ham this season, and has been an integral part of their push for a top-half finish. Despite that, rumours swirled throughout the first half of the season that the Austrian would leave the Hammers - until news of the contract extension came through over the weekend.
A message from Marko Arnautovic to the fans: pic.twitter.com/QgLFhMuynm— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 26, 2019
The Austrian's new deal at the London Stadium was controversially announced less than an hour after the club's defeat to AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup, and it seems his future is still up in the air.
It had been suggested that Arnautović
West Ham United can confirm that Marko Arnautovic has signed a contract extension. https://t.co/zCsB7jOcF1— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 26, 2019
Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou Evergrande are two of the clubs that had been interested in signing the 29-year-old this month, and The Times are reporting that he will be allowed to leave West Ham at the end of the season if an offer of approximately £45m comes in for the player.
Guangzhou Evergrande had made an offer of around £30m for the striker this month that was rejected by West Ham.
Speculation over Arnautović's immediate future has been in question during the January transfer window, and it will continue to be a talking point throughout the summer transfer window.
Source : 90min