Marko Arnautovic (Striker)
19th Apr 1989 (Floridsdorf, Austria)Signed:
22nd Jul 2017 (£20,000,000)Contract:
5 yearsPrevious Club:
Stoke CityKUMB Awards:
Player of the Year 2017/18; Best Signing 2017/18; Most Improved Player 2017/18 (third place).
Arnautovic began his career in his native Austria before he signed a contract with Dutch club Twente in 2006. He impressed at De Grolsch Veste and after a fine 2008-09 season he joined Italian giants Internazionale on loan.
He joined German side Werder Bremen in June 2010 and became a regular member of the first team. In September 2013 Arnautovic joined English side Stoke City, where he spent four seasons before joining the Hammers.
During his time spent in Italy and Germany, Arnautovic developed a bad reputation with the media and was viewed as "the bad boy of Austrian football". Speaking on the matter in October 2013, he admitted he is "not an angel" but insists the birth of his daughter made him "grow up."