Tony Cascarino has suggested that Chelsea should go for West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic when the January transfer window opens. The former Chelsea center forward is of the opinion that Marko Arnautovic has a flair of Manchester United Legend Eric Cantons and would “fit perfectly into Chelsea”.
The Austrian international has always been a mixed talent, but has impressed in England with Stoke and West Ham.
At 29 year of age, he is believed to be at the peak of his football career and ready for a move to “one of the best teams in England”.
Former Blues striker Cascarino told talkSPORT: “You know the one player I’d really want to take? Arnautovic – I’d take him in a heartbeat.
“I think he’d fit perfectly into Chelsea.”
He added: “The thing with Arnautovic – he reminds me of that Eric Cantona mindset.
“He thinks he’s good enough to be up there at the top table, and he is.
“He was dreadful at times last year, but there’s a real player in there and he needs a challenge.
“And maybe the challenge is West Ham? I’m not saying he should leave West Ham, but he is a guy who needs to be winning things.
“He’s that good of a player.
“Arnautovic is a player capable of playing for one of the best teams in England.”
The former Inter forward contributed 11 goals and six assists to the West Ham cause last season.
He has found the target a further five times this term, while teeing up another two for grateful team-mates.
Chelsea are expected to be back in the market for creative talent when the window re-opens, amid uncertainty surrounding Eden Hazard’s fate, and a raid on a London rival could be made if the terms are considered to be feasible.