West Ham United have fired a not-so-subtle shot at Marko Arnautovic following his departure to Shanghai SIPG.
This morning, West Ham confirmed Arnautovic's transfer to China. He's joined CSL champions Shanghai SIPG for a reported £22 million.
The Hammers posted a very brief statement regarding his exit: "West Ham United can confirm that Marko Arnautovic has joined Chinese Super League champions Shanghai SIPG for an undisclosed fee," a club statement reads.
"The 30-year-old Austrian departs after two seasons at London Stadium, during which he scored 22 goals in 65 appearances in Claret and Blue."
The Premier League club then appeared to take a sly dig at Arnautovic by posting a picture of Mark Noble, accompanied with the words: "True Hammer".
West Ham's parting shot didn't go unnoticed. Here's some reaction from social media:
Arnautovic only signed a new contract six months ago. He signed a five-year deal in January.
Though the Austrian will call time on his career in England by venturing to the Far East.