‘Arnautovic good enough for top-four club, but West Ham must keep him’ – Moyes

first_img 3 “But the minute he moved to centre forward he was a revelation. He changed completely. He can score, he’s powerful, he’s quick, he’s got energy.“That was always the thing questioned about Marko – did he run, what was his attitude like – but we found him great to work with.“There was a period last season where he was making more sprints in the Premier League than any other player.” 3 Former West Ham manager David Moyes believes Marko Arnautovic is good enough to play for a top-four Premier League club, but has urged the Hammers to keep hold of their star man.Arnautovic has been linked with a move away from the London Stadium with the January transfer window approaching. The 29-year-old’s brother, who is also his agent, has suggested the Hammers star wants to join a ‘top team’ soon, given the fact he turns 30 in six months’ time, and Manchester United have been linked with an interest in the Austrian.Arnautovic boosted West Ham by taking to social media to rubbish those reports, but that is unlikely to stop other clubs from registering an interest.And Moyes – who was instrumental in the star’s transformation from maverick winger to consistent goalscorer during his spell in charge – says the London club simply can’t afford to sell a player of his talent and importance.Joining the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast in the studio on Monday, the former boss said: “Marko is really important to West Ham. They need him.“He can play for a top-four club, he’s good enough. Arnautovic is the key man at West Ham “He’s got the ability. He can play with the top players and considers himself a top player – you’ve got to remember he’s already been at the likes of Inter Milan before.“But where do you get that level of striker or forward player now? They’re really hard to find.“Marko’s change from a winger to a centre forward has really reinvented him.“When we arrived at West Ham the punters weren’t having him, and to be fair if you had watched him a lot at Stoke you’d have questioned him. David Moyes helped Arnautovic with his transition from winger to central striker Arnautovic scored 11 goals for West Ham last season and already has five this term 3 ‘Marko is good enough to play at the top…. but West Ham need to keep him!’⚒️ Former #WHUFC boss David Moyes believes Marko Arnautović could play for a top 4 team but says the club cannot afford to grant him his move.How good do you think Arnautović is? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/hdSusjgQJG— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 26, 2018last_img read more