Marko Arnautovic 'agrees to rip up Shanghai SIPG contract and set to join Bologna on free transfer'

MARKO ARNAUTOVIC has agreed to rip up his Shanghai SIPG contract and join Bologna on a free transfer, reports say.

The Austrian left West Ham in 2019 to join the Chinese Super League club for £22.4million, on wages close to £200,000-a-week.

But after two years in Shanghai, Arnautovic has mutually agreed to leave, Fabrizio Romano, reports.

The forward had a brief season spell in Italy with Inter Milan in the 2009–2010 season after joining on loan from Twente.

Arnautovic later moved to Stoke in 2013 where he scored 26 goals in 145 games, before leaving in 2017.

He signed for West Ham and spent two years in London but forced a move away by publicly stating his intentions to leave.

In China Arnautovic proved prolific with 20 goals in his 39 games with Shanghai SIPG, putting clubs on notice.

The 32-year-old also scored for Austria in their 3-1 Euros group stage win against North Macedonia, which helped them reach the last 16.

Arnautovic & Co suffered heartbreak as Italy knocked them out after winning 2-1 in extra time.


The former Premier League scorer admitted after the defeat that his future could be headed back to Italy.

He told Sky Sports Italia: “Italy could be my future, yes.

"But I’m still a Shanghai SIPG player."

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