By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

13th May, 2021 | 6:45pm

Frank McAvennie tears into Marko Arnautovic over latest West Ham transfer speculation

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Frank McAvennie doesn’t want Marko Arnautovic anywhere near West Ham again after speculation emerged about the forward returning to East London.

According to Italian newspaper Il Resto del Carlino, the Hammers have made an enquiry in regards to re-signing the controversial Austrian from Shanghai Port.

Arnautovic, 32, left the club in acrimonious circumstances in 2019 after he try to force his way out of the London Stadium to join a club in China.

For as good as the ex-Stoke man was on the field for West Ham, he was an absolute liability off it, costing the club a lot of money as he agitated for his move to the Far East.

Eventually, he became so disruptive he was sold and McAvennie doesn’t want to see him or his brother/agent Danijel back at the Hammers any time soon.

Speaking to West Ham Zone, McAvennie said: “I’m against him – he’s a virus.

“It’s not about his playing, it’s what he left in the dressing room.

“I know some of the players and the stigma he left in that dressing room was awful.

“He’s someone you haven’t heard of since he’s left. All of a sudden he’s won no cups in China so he’s coming back.

“I wouldn’t have him and I wouldn’t have his brother anywhere near West Ham.”

Arnautovic may have been one of the best forwards the Irons have had in the last decade but he’s also been one of the biggest money-grabbing, disruptive chancers we’ve seen too.

He is a liability and has no business ever pulling on the claret and blue of this proud club ever again.

Arnautovic burnt all his bridges and any bid to sign him will be out of pure and utter desperation.

In other West Ham news, this Irons star is being forced to move house because of what fans are doing.

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