Manchester United are being linked with a shock move for West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic, with a fee of £50 million being mentioned, but the club’s supporters are going absolutely crazy over the mere notion of a transfer.
The Austrian forward has just enjoyed a pretty decent season with the Hammers, with his 12 goals credited largely with steering the Eastenders away from the Premier League relegation dogfight.
With United known to be in the market for some extra firepower this summer, Sky Sports are speculating that Jose Mourinho has put the 29-year-old to the top of his shopping list – and is apparently willing to part with a whopping £50 million to get it done.
United have, as usual, been linked with a whole host of exotic names during this summer window, but judging by the reaction on social media, Arnautovic was not one they were too happy about seeing…
if we actually sign arnautovic then football isn’t for me anymore
— Rajab (@rajabmohsin) May 30, 2018
West Ham want £50m for Arnautovic (SSN)… pic.twitter.com/ImyS0OEybt
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) May 30, 2018
Man United thought their banter era was ending but they Arnautovic yet https://t.co/NbYu7bhULi
— Billie (@Billie_T) May 30, 2018
City want Isco. Utd want Arnautovic
And people are surprised they won the league by October.
— Fellexit (@Mark_Champ20ns) May 25, 2018
Arnautovic? Forget this soccer stuff, I'm full time NFL now. Fuck united
— King Push (@FantasmaWill) May 30, 2018
Targeting Arnautovic is a Liverpool 2010-2014 signing, I mean why
— #woodyszn (@OleOleUnited) May 30, 2018
An Arnautovic / Mandzukic type is exactly the type of player United DO NOT need. We need quick, dynamic players that are agile, not tall attackers to give in to Jose’s Fellaini love-in.
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) May 24, 2018
If we sign a 30 year old Arnautovic then I fucking give up
— Lewis Sullivan (@SullivanL04) May 30, 2018
Arnautovic? May as well go full Liverpool 10/11 and get Konchesky, Poulsen and fucking Meireles in
— #TransferSzn (@LukeUnitedd) May 30, 2018
Marko Arnautovic to Man Utd and it will cost at least £50 apparently.
Honestly, what is a £50 million player any more? Football is fucked and we pay more and more money every season to kill it
— Joseph (@SnooginsGaming) May 30, 2018
some of you weirdos are actually happy with arnautovic whilst city are getting mahrez, jokeeeee of a club
— james (@jdutton07) May 30, 2018
Why the fuck are we linked with Arnautovic? He’s 29 ,nothing special and would cost £50m apparently
— 尊敬 (@A11METT) May 30, 2018
Marko Arnautovic 😂 🙈? Please tell me someone is taking the piss?
— Danny Stanton (@Dannystant01) May 30, 2018
Arnautovic isn't the kind of player we should be looking to sign#MUFC
— Lyndon F. Semwanga (@lyndonfast) May 30, 2018
Do you think there’s any chance Arnautovic could turn out to be a good signing for United?