?Maurizio Sarri has been encouraged to go all out for West Ham star Marko Arnautovic by former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol, a move which he warned could go a long way towards relegating the Hammers.
Chelsea have been linked with numerous strikers in recent weeks, as the winter window creeps ever nearer. The Blues’ current strikers are misfiring, with Olivier Giroud yet to score this season and Alvaro Morata netting just three times in all competitions.
However, Chelsea are unbeaten in the Premier League this season, and pundits have claimed the Blues are just a goalscoring striker away from a serious title mount.
?Arnautovic, who was a reported
The former Inter man has four goals in his eight Premier League appearances this season under Manuel Pellegrini, often acting as the catalyst for ?West Ham going forward.
Liverpool legend Nicol claimed that the 29-year-old is the full ticket for the Blues, suggesting that West Ham would struggle to remain in the Premier League if they sold their star man.
“It would make absolute sense for ?Chelsea,” Nicol told ESPN FC (via the ?Express). “
“If they want to stay in the Premier League, West Ham, he has to stay.
@AlexGoldberg_ Hey mate, Marko Arnautovic up front at Chelsea. What say? Surely better than Morata and Giroud. He can lead the line for the second half of our season. We can get Icardi/Piatek in the summer.
— Uthresh Krishna (@uthresh_krishna) October 25, 2018
He continued: “I think he would fit in fantastic.
“This is not going to happen, but it would make sense for Chelsea.”
Nicol on Arnautovic: “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 bothered about playing against.” pic.twitter.com/EpvNGrliuZ
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) October 25, 2018