Hammers Can't Go 'Ron' With 'Sulkauvic' Replacement

Now that Danijel Arnautovic has yet again thrown the toys out of the pram on his brother's behalf, any hope or thoughts that the mighty sulk might knuckle under and start repaying the faith shown him by West Ham have fallen by the way side. After all, "'Marko' is not a trick pony or a commodity" and therefore deserves to be playing in China where he can win medals while wearing his oxygen mask.

Hindsight is a wonderful but relatively useless thing, obviously given recent developments it would have been better to sell the incredible sulk during the January transfer window, however that is with the benefit of hindsight! What should have been clear is that Danijel has 'previous' with all the clubs his brother has played for, famously falling out with Jose Mourinho to such an extent that he managed to get big brother Marko excluded from the main squad while he was at Inter.

West Ham are now actively pursuing the exit strategy for the Austrian who has recently turned 30 years old, Manuel Pelegrini and Mario Husillos apparently losing any confidence that Arnautovic could be 'turned'. The obvious replacement will be a player known and trusted by the pair, which is why Samalon Rondon is such a 'slam dunk' to be the Sulk's replacement, he may not be as stylish as 'Arnie' can be when bothered, but he is strong and mobile, the perfect recipient for the 'ammunition' that can be served up by the likes of Anderson and Fornals.

Hammers are trying to offload Sam Byram and Jordan Hugill in part exchange to West Brom as part of a deal to bring Rondon to the London Stadium, however new Baggies manager ex-West Ham coach Slaven Billic is having none of that! He is willing to accept Sam Byram as part of the deal, as it was he who brought Byram to West Ham from Leeds United, likewise Rondon is known to El Pel and the Huse because of the time he spent with them at Malaga.

Rondon is a year younger than Arnautovic, with a similar goal to game ratio, and represents good value at £14.5 Million which is the value of his release clause. It was generally assumed that Rondon would return to Newcastle where he spent last season on loan, but the insecurity created by not knowing who will replace Rafa Benitez has put Hammers in the driving seat, his acquisition is really a no-brainer, and you can bet your house that he won't pull the same kind of 'strop' that Danijel's brother repeatedly has! - Ed

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mcbikeman's picture

Rondon i like and said it before he knows the league which is a big +....the reason for the header to this post is all the nonsense surrounding Maxi Gomez he has been away on international duty so impossible to get a deal done till that had finished....now it would seem that Valencia have got him with a lower offer than ours and a player in the deal as well...press the panic button and suddenly we have found £36million straight cash and huge wages to try and entice this guy...why? has he not consistently said he wants to stay in Spain or are we arrogant enough to just say forget spain and few games in champions league come to the premier league and get way more money than you can dream of and expect that to get the deal done! i expect in the coming days if as is being reported that he signs for Valencia stories will be banded about of him just being one of many we are looking at and will move on and PANIC buy and pay way over the odds for whoever is next on the list....i cannot rmbr the player from Inter Milan we chased all summer a few seasons back same thing big name striker we were going to get him only to fail on the last day when the player had said he was not interested in joining us....putting all your eggs in one basket is never good but come on West Ham respect yourselves a bit more.....and if we have the £36million straight cash for Gomez why are we messing about with low ball offers for Rondon? £16million gets him so pay the money.

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mcbikeman's picture

thats the name of the striker whose transfer saga dragged on and on like this Gomez story

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Yes that was him,i couldnt remember it either,dragged on and amounted to sweet fa.

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Of every pre season mate

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One of the best posts I've read for a long time mate

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mcbikeman's picture

And not one mention of shhhh you know who:-)

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I'm a big fan of his now!!;)

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Why did we not get Arnie to sign a release clause, say forty million, when we gave him the increased contract? Surely that would have made business sense.

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moore2come's picture

We did but it expired on June 14!!

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