Trevor Sinclair has claimed that West Ham should sell attacker Marko Arnautovic following his reported transfer request.
According to Sky Sports, the 30-year-old has handed in a transfer request at the Hammers and is determined to leave this summer.
The report explains that an unnamed Chinese club has made an offer for him.
It is understood that West Ham turned down a £35million bid for the centre-forward in January and he even signed a new contract at the London Stadium.
Ex-West Ham attacker Sinclair wants his former club to get rid of Arnautovic during the summer transfer window.
He also suggested West Brom’s Salomon Rondon as an ideal replacement at striker, but the Daily Star reports that West Ham have already had an offer for him rejected this summer.
It is understood that a bid of £10million plus Sam Byram and Jordan Hugill has been turned down by Championship outfit West Brom.
“Always on the cards and not the type [of] maverick you can win with in these situations! Sell and bring Rondon in is the best way forward. Thoughts Hammers fans?” Sinclair wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Arnautovic’s heart certainly isn’t in West Ham if the latest reports are to be believed and offloading him this summer would make sense.
Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini needs a reshuffle of his forward line and he can then concentrate an assault on the European spots, as his team is fairly strong in most other positions.
Arnautovic has 22 goals in 65 appearances since he moved to the London stadium, but he’s not irrereplacable.
Rondon did a brilliant job out on loan at Newcastle United last season, scoring 12 goals and supplying seven assists in 33 games for them.
The 29-year-old would be a brilliant replacement for Arnautovic, but whether they could pull off a deal remains to be seen.