Marko Arnautovic’s agent claims a West Ham exit could on the cards, amid reported interest from Manchester United
The 29-year-old forward put a difficult start at West Ham from last term behind him by finishing the Premier League campaign with 11 goals and six assists from 31 games.
Therefore, Arnautovic had been strongly linked with a summer move to United.
But the Austrian remains at London and continues to be in fine form for West Ham with five goals in his opening 10 league matches this season.
Although Arnautovic admits a move to a Champions League-type club would be an inviting prospect at this stage of his career.
“I’m 29, so that’s the best age,” Arnautovic told Kurier.
“It’s clear that I want to compete with the best players. But in this affair, I totally trust my brother.”
Arnautovic’s agent and brother, Danijel, also appears keen on seeing the star make a move to a big club in the near future.
“He’s a big part of West Ham’s team but I think it’s possible to tease out more of him,” said Danijel.
“For that to happen, he has to play for a top team.
“Marko is ready for the next step. A player like him should not play against relegation. He should play for the international spots.
“Marko is really enjoying playing for West Ham. He loves that club and the fans.
“But there is still that feeling, that this cannot be the end. And everybody should understand that.”
West Ham will face Manchester City in their next Premier League match on November 24.