Marko Arnautovic Stoke's Arnautovic in £25m move to West Ham

Stoke City forward Marko Arnautovic is to join Premier League rivals West Ham United in a move potentially worth £25 million ($32 million, 28 million euros), both clubs announced Saturday.

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Stoke City's striker Marko Arnautovic chases the ball during the English Premier League football match against West Ham United April 29, 2017 play

Stoke City's striker Marko Arnautovic chases the ball during the English Premier League football match against West Ham United April 29, 2017

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Stoke City forward Marko Arnautovic is to join Premier League rivals West Ham United in a move potentially worth £25 million ($32 million, 28 million euros), both clubs announced Saturday.

"West Ham United are delighted to announce the club-record signing of Austria attacker Marko Arnautovic," the Hammers said on their website.

"It feels special to me to be a West Ham player," said Arnautovic, capped 62 times for his country.

"Everyone knows that West Ham is a big club, with big history and I’m happy to be a part of it now. I can’t wait to get started."

Stoke said they would receive a guaranteed £20 million for the transfer, with a further £5 million in add-ons possibly due.

Arnautovic, 28, joined Stoke from Bundesliga side Werder Bremen for an undisclosed fee before the 2013/14 season, and went on to score 26 goals in 145 appearances for Mark Hughes's men.

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