Newcastle United should consider West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld  (L) vies with West Ham United's Austrian midfielder Marko Arnautovic during the English Premier League football match between West...

West Ham United have put Marko Arnautovic up for sale, and Newcastle United need to improve their attack.

West Ham United's Austrian midfielder Marko Arnautovic (R) controls the ball as Brighton's Spanish defender Bruno Saltor looks on during the English Premier League football match between...

According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham United have, rather surprisingly, placed Marko Arnautovic up for sale already.

West Ham only signed Arnautovic from Stoke City in the summer, but he could now make a swift exit from the London Stadium, if reports are to be believed.

It is fair to say that Arnautovic has not made a good start at West Ham, but the London side’s lack of patience with the winger does come as a surprise.

Marko Arnautovic of Stoke City looks on during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Stoke City at the Vitality Stadium on May 6, 2017 in Bournemouth, England.

Newcastle United should now be tracking Arnautovic’s availability, as the January window edges closer to opening.

While Arnautovic would not typically be a player Rafael Benitez would consider, it could be the perfect move for both parties.

Benitez would teach Arnautovic discipline and demand that he shows a willingness to defend, as well as attack.

And if Benitez could manage to get the Austrian international working harder, then he would be an ideal fit for Newcastle.

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld  (L) vies with West Ham United's Austrian midfielder Marko Arnautovic during the English Premier League football match between West...

There is little doubting Arnautovic’s quality when he is in possession, and his creative ability would increase Newcastle’s attacking threat considerably.

The Magpies have struggled for goals so far this term, and Arnautovic’s arrival at St. James’ Park would help solve that problem, if Benitez could complete a transfer in January.

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch