Former Chelsea player Jason Cundy has warned us about trying to sign West Ham striker Marco Arnautovic in the coming transfer windows.
With the winter transfer window just around the corner, there has been some surprise speculation in the media over the last few weeks which have suggested we could make a move for the impressive Arnautovic, who has been in sparkling form for the Hammers this season.
Liverpool legend Steve Nicol even came out and urged Maurizio Sarri to splash the cash and bring him to Stamford Bridge, believing the 29-year old would be a fantastic signing for the club and a better alternative to Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata.
Nicol told the Metro last week: “It would make absolute sense for Chelsea. It would make absolutely no sense for West Ham. If they’re to stay in the Premier League, because they look as though they’re going to be in a dogfight for most of the year, then this guy has to stay.
“If they want to stay in the Premier League, West Ham, he has to stay. But, if you’re Chelsea, you have to go and get him. I think he would fit in fantastic.
“His attitude, he’s got the kind of attitude that’s infectious.
“People say he’s moody, but I’ll tell you what, I’ll have a moody guy that scores goals and upsets the opposition any day over Giroud or a Morata, who I wouldn’t be that bothered about playing against. This is not going to happen, but it would make sense for Chelsea.”
But Cundy has admitted he doesn’t believe Arnautovic is good enough to lead the Chelsea front line and has warned the club about making a potential move in the next transfer window, telling the TalkSport website: “I don’t know whether Arnautovic is consistent enough.
“In the past I think Chelsea wanted that striker who was a very physical target man, the Didier Drogba type. Sarri is changing Chelsea. Arnautovic flatters to deceive. He’s been at big clubs including Inter Milan.
“I’m not saying he can’t move to a top six club.”
Would Arnautovic be a good buy for Sarri?
Arnautovic is certainly showing quality over at the Hammers, but considering they have a team that is well below average, then any player could look like a superstar at West Ham. So I would much prefer we spent our money on a player that is not ready for that big step up in the game.