Jonathan Walters comments on Marko Arnautovic

General view outside the stadium prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers at The London Stadium on September 19, 2017 in London, England.

Burnley’s Jonathan Walters and Marko Arnautovic of West Ham United were teammates at Stoke City.

Peter Crouch of Stoke City celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Jonathan Walters of Stoke City during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Hull City at Bet365 Stadium...

Burnley striker Jonathan Walters has told BBC Sport that selling Marko Arnautovic was a good deal for Stoke City.

West Ham signed Arnautovic from Premier League rivals Stoke in the summer transfer window.

According to The Guardian, the Hammers had to pay the Potters an initial transfer fee of £20 million in order to secure the services of the 28-year-old winger.

The Austria international, who can also operate as a forward, was on the books of Stoke from 2013 until the summer of 2017.

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur and Marko Arnautovic of West Ham United battle for the ball during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at...

Walters also left Stoke in the summer transfer window, joining Premier League rivals Burnley for a transfer fee that could reach £3 million, according to BBC Sport.

The 34-year-old Republic of Ireland international striker believes that selling Arnautovic was a good deal for his former club Stoke.

The former Ipswich Town man has suggested that the the ex-Werder Bremen star is inconsistent.

Marko Arnautovic of West Ham United jumps to control the ball ahead of Bruno Saltor of Brighton and Hove Albion during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Brighton and...

Walters told BBC Sport about Arnautovic: “Marko could turn it on last year, over the last couple of years he turned it on, when he is on it, he is on it.

“But how many games did he do it during the course of the season? Would he do the other side of it was an issue with him. And could he do it consistently?

“For me, it was probably a good deal for Stoke, but then again, it's a step up probably for Marko. He has probably gone and doubled his wages or whatever. He has to step up. Has he done it? You would say he hasn't.

“When he's on it, he's on it, but that seems the type of player that they have got at the club. When things aren't going their way, they won't be digging in, I wouldn’t say.”

West Ham in the Premier League bottom three at the moment, while Burnley are currently as high as seventh in the standings.

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