Former West Ham boss David Moyes has suggested that Hammers striker Marko Arnautovic is good enough to play for a top four Premier League side.
Despite the Hammers struggling for consistency this season, the 29-year-old Arnautovic has displayed excellent form up front for them as he has so far gone on to score five goals from 11 games in the League this season.
As a forward, it is likely that Arnautovic will only be able to compete at an elite level for another 3-4 years so now is the right time for him to move to a club that plays in European football if that it is aim.
Moyes knows the abilities of Arnautovic after having worked with him last season. Upon taking over the East Londoners, Moyes played the Austrian up front and he played a key role in helping the club to retain their Premier League status.
As things are, Arnautovic is a key part of the Hammers first-team and they are likely to struggle for goals if he leaves. One thing about the forward though is that he has a temperament and does not seem like the type of player who is loyal to any particular club.
We even saw this by the manner in which he left Stoke City to come to the London Stadium during the summer of 2017.
Moyes told TalkSport as reported by The Standard:
“The big thing for Marko is the change from being a winger to a striker has really reinvented him,”
“When we arrived at West Ham the punters weren’t having him, thought he wasn’t running around but the minute he’s gone to centre forward he’s been a revelation.
“It was always the thing questioned about Marko, did he run or what was his attitude like? We found him great to work with.
“He’s good enough, he could play in the top four because he’s got the ability and he could play with the top players – he considers himself a top player.”