Marko Arnautovic will be allowed to leave Bologna this summer if a team comes along that will play European football next season, and two are interested.
As Calciomercato.com report, Arnautovic is dreaming of one last great opportunity at 34 years of age to move to a club that will allow him to play in European competitions, be that the Champions League or Europa League.
Bologna boss Thiago Motta even hinted yesterday that he will not stand in his way: “If teams come in for Arna who is 34 years old, teams that aim for or play in Europe, I think it’s only right, it would be right that he could have a great opportunity to play in it.”
There is no shortage of interested teams either. Arnautovic has a contract until 2025 and a salary of €3m net per season which is €4.5m gross with the Growth Decree, a figure not deemed too high for clubs with big aspirations.
The Rossoneri are reflecting on the future of their attack and in all likelihood they will say goodbye to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ante Rebic and Divock Origi, so Arnautovic could take the place of the Swede, leaving the door open to another addition with different characteristics.
However, Roma also want a striker after being disappointed by the performance of Andrea Belotti who could leave after one season. The Austrian is considered an ideal profile and José Mourinho is a great admirer of him.
There was even a long and friendly dialogue before the recent meeting between the Emilian and Roman teams. Three more games with Bologna, then the future: Arnautovic is looking for one last great opportunity to play in Europe.