Austrian Star Arnautovic Joins West Ham In £25m

Austrian international forward Marko Arnautovic has joined London club West Ham United from league rivals Stoke City for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £25m including add-ons.

Arnautovic had earlier submitted a transfer request at the Britain is Stadium this summer and his wishes has finally been granted after he signed a 5-year contract with the Hammers in what is a record deal for the club.

The 28-year old secured a transfer to the top flight of English football in 2013 after joining Stoke City from German Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen and went on to become a key player during his stay with the Potters.