It’s official – Inter Milan have signed striker Marko Arnautovic from Bologna.
The Nerazzurri confirm the 34-year-old Austrian international’s arrival in an official announcement. He has signed a two-year contract with the club.
Arnautovic is not arriving at Inter for the first time. The Austrian had also spent the 2009-10 season on loan at the Nerazzurri from Twente.
That was the season in which Inter won the European Treble under Jose Mourinho. However, it was also one in which Arnautovic played a very marginal role, making just three appearances.
Arnautovic was still a very young player at that time, finding his feet in the game.
In the 2010-11 season, the Austrian moved to Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga. There, he really began to establish himself.
After three seasons in the Bundesliga, Arnautovic made the switch to Stoke City in the Premier League.
Arnautovic made 145 appearances for the Potters, scoring 26 goals in the process.
Then, in the summer of 2017, Arnautovic joined West Ham United. He spent two seasons with the East Londoners.
In 2019, Arnautovic joined Shanghai Port in the Chinese Super League.
Then, in 2021, the Austrian made the move back to Serie A. He joined Emilian side Bologna.
In his first season at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, Arnautovic hit the ground running. The Austrian made 34 appearances and scored fifteen goals for the Rossoblu.
Last season, the 34-year-old found playing time harder to come by due to a few injury stops.
However, Arnautovic still hit double figures for Bologna, finding the back of the net ten times.
Inter Milan Sign Marko Arnautovic From Bologna
Inter have signed Arnautovic from Bologna on a one-season loan. A loan that contains a purchase obligation which becomes an obligation under certain conditions.
Reports suggest that the Nerazzurri prioritized Arnautovic this summer because of both his relatively cheap price, and the fact that he is an out-and-out Number Nine.
Inter reportedly wanted a tall, physically strong centre-forward to lead the line. Arnautovic is certainly capable of being that, in addition to a goal threat.
Now, the Austrian will hope he can make more of an impact in his second spell with Inter than during the first go around.