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Former West Ham manager David Moyes believes that Marko Arnautovic has the quality to play for Chelsea and feels selling him would allow the Hammers to make a big profit on the unsettled Austrian.
Arnautovic wants to leave the London stadium during this month’s transfer window, with interest coming from clubs in the Chinese Super League.
The 29-year-old appeared to have waved a goodbye when he was getting substituted in West Ham‘s game against Arsenal on 12th of January. Since then, he hasn’t featured for Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
The Austrian was signed when Slaven Bilic was the manager in July 2017, but it wasn’t until David Moyes that the player started to show his real quality.
Arnautovic has been linked with a move to Chelsea this month, but with the Blues signing Gonzalo Higuain on loan, the former is unlikely to move to Stamford Bridge.
Talking to the BBC Radio 5 Live, David Moyes was upbeat about the players’ qualities. He said: “Marko Arnautovic was always a good player.
“When he became a central striker he flourished in it. He’s got real power, pace, he can receive the ball, he can beat people.
“He could easily play for Chelsea because of the way he can take the ball and his link up.
“If you look at his career he’s had some big clubs. And he’s getting to an age where has matured from the early days.
“It would be a massive miss if West Ham let him go.
“The profit West Ham could make on Marko wouldn’t be a bad thing but I have to say it would be a really big miss.”