Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has thrown his weight behind Chelsea target Marko Arnautovic as he tries to find a Champions League club.
The footballer turned pundit talked about the Austrian international star in his column with popular English media portal Daily Star.
According to the controversial Paul Merson, Marko Arnautovic is good enough to play for the top six teams in the Premier League.
The former Werder Bremen and FC Twente confirmed his desire to play for a team playing in the Champions League in his latest interview shortly before his country’s last UEFA Nations League meeting.
Marko Arnautovic told media outlet Kurier that he’s at the age where he should be playing with the best players and that the Champions League will give him the opportunity to achieve this.
The 29-year-old made this known before he featured for Austria for the entire duration of their goalless draw with Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday night.
Apart from Chelsea, Marko Arnautovic has been strongly linked with a transfer to Manchester United.
He has emerged as a big player for West Ham United after signing for the East London club last summer in a £25m deal from English Championship side Stoke City.