Selling Marko Arnautovic could be Moyes' best piece of business at West Ham

Marko Arnautovic of West Ham United reacts during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2017 in London, England.

The West Ham United forward has been a total flop since joining the club in the summer.

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...

A report from the Mirror last night claims that newly-appointed Hammers boss David Moyes is ready to sanction the sale of summer signing Marko Arnautovic, and if the Scot does in fact sell the Austrian, it could turn out to be the best piece of business that he does during his time at the London Stadium.

The 28-year-old forward has failed to impress during his time in east London thus far, following his £24 million switch from Stoke City in the summer, having failed to register either a goal or an assist in nine outings in all competitions for the club.

West Ham United's Austrian midfielder Marko Arnautovic (L) vies with Manchester United's Ecuadorian midfielder Antonio Valencia during the English Premier League football match between...

The attacker has optimised the Hammers' lackadaisical performances as a whole, with his lack of commitment and desire being highlighted on numerous occasions.

Slaven Bilic brought Arnautovic to the club, so it would seem to make sense that a man who could be considered a luxury player at best would be the first man out of the door after the more disciplined Moyes arrived at the club.

And with the Mirror claiming that the former Everton boss has been given the green light to get rid of anyone he sees fit, the Austrian fits the bill as someone who is surplus to requirements, but could also bring in a substantial transfer fee.

West Ham United's Austrian midfielder Marko Arnautovic reacts to a missed goal during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and West Ham United at St Mary's Stadium...

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If the east London outfit could get anywhere in excess of £20 million for the 28-year-old they would have done sensationally well, and Moyes could then spend the money on strengthening the midfield and defence - two departments that genuinely need bolstering.

And selling Arnautovic could turn out to be the best thing that Moyes does during his stint in east London, however long that may be for.

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