West Ham sign Arnautovic on five-year deal

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West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Stoke City and Austria forward, Marko Arnautovic, on a five-year deal said to be worth a club record £20m.

The talented Arnautovic joins the Hammers from the Potters, and will no doubt add proven Premier League and international pedigree to Slaven Bilic's United attack.

The 28-year-old becomes West Ham's third signing of the off-season period, and he will join defender Pablo Zabaleta and goalkeeper Joe Hart in the side's squad.

The player revealed his delight at the move, telling the club's official website, "It feels special to me to be a West Ham player. Everyone knows that West Ham is a big Club, with big history and I'm happy to be a part of it now. I can't wait to get started. I played against West Ham at the old stadium.

"I didn't play last year at the new stadium because I was suspended – but I came to the game and I can only say it is a massive club with a lot of fans. They are crazy for football and this is what I like. The club is still growing, getting better and better and that's why I’m here."