West Ham signs Arnautovic from Stoke for club-record fee
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 23, 2017 07:09 AM
FILE - In this Saturday, March 18, 2017 file photo, Stoke's Marko Arnautovic, left, and Chelsea's Gary Cahill battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Stoke City and Chelsea at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke on Trent, England. West Ham signed attacking midfielder Marko Arnautovic from Stoke for an undisclosed club-record fee on Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
LONDON (AP) — West Ham signed attacking midfielder Marko Arnautovic from Stoke for a club-record fee on Saturday.
The fee wasn't disclosed, but British media said West Ham paid an initial 20 million pounds ($26 million) that could rise to 25 million pounds ($32.5 million) for the 28-year-old Austria international.
Arnautovic is West Ham's third signing of the summer, after right back Pablo Zabaleta on a free transfer and goalkeeper Joe Hart on loan.
"We have brought in three players with vast Premier League experience this summer," West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan said, "and that was one of our key targets."
Arnautovic, who has 62 caps for his country, joined Stoke from Werder Bremen in 2013. He scored 26 goals in 145 appearances for Stoke.