Potters land Austrian international.
Stoke City have completed the signing of Austrian international forward Marko Arnautovic from Bundesliga side Werder Bremen for the knock down fee of just £2 million, the Independent reports.
The 24-year-old becomes the club’s fourth signing of the summer after new boss Mark Hughes brought in Erik Pieters, Marc Muniesa and Oussama Assaidi earlier on in the transfer window.
The club confirmed the deal by releasing a statement on their official Facebook page that read; “Stoke City are delighted to sign Austria international winger Marko Arnautovic from German side Werder Bremen.
“He joins on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.”
The Austrian has been with the German giants since 2010 after a short and unhappy spell with Inter Milan under Jose Mourinho, who turned down the chance to sign the player after claiming that he had ‘the attitude of a child’.
His time in Germany has been blighted by disciplinary issues too as he missed the tail end of lsat season after a training ground clash with his teammate Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
During his three year spell in the Bundesliga he managed to bag 16 goals in 83 appearances and he is comfortable either on the wing or up front.