Marko Arnautovic could leave West Ham for Champions League football

Marko Arnautovic may leave West Ham to pursue Champions League dream

The former Werder Bremen and Stoke man has netted 16 times in 41 appearances since signing for West Ham in the summer of 2017 and has seemingly improved the attitude problems that plagued the earlier parts of his career.

"I'm 29, so that's the best age", Arnautovic was quoted as saying by Austrian newspaper Kurier.

However, the 32-year-old has struggled to establish himself under new boss Maurizio Sarri this season with the centre-back yet to start a single Premier League game and has been forced to make-do with run-outs in the cup competitions with David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger the preferred central defensive pairing.

The striker has carried that form into this season and has admitted that he may look to secure a move to one of the Premier League's top clubs whilst he is in his prime. A player like him should not play against relegation. "But for a player like Marko this can not be the end", he said.

"Marko feels extremely comfortable at West Ham".

The forward has admitted while on worldwide duty with Austria that he wants to be competing with the best players.

Arnautovic's agent added that he enjoys playing for the Hammers, and loves the fans and the club, but this isn't the end of the road for the attacker.

Arnautovic, though, fears his time at the top is running out and believes the time is right to join a Champions League club. "But you also get the feeling this can not be the end".

Danijel Arnautivic, who is also his brother, has told Gianluca Di Marzio in Italy that both Everton and Chelsea are keen on the player. "And everybody should understand that".

Manchester United were linked with a move for Arnautovic in the summer but West Ham were unwilling to sell a player they consider to be a crucial member of the team.

The transfer window is closed but managers are planning ahead for January and next summer so we'll bring you all the latest gossip.

"There were two clubs playing Champions League this season". So there are options.

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