Marko Arnautovic on Bologna Exit Links, Motta and Mihajlovic

Austria veteran Marko Arnautovic has expressed his happiness of staying at Bologna despite the uncertainty surrounding his future. The 34-year-old striker is in the twilight years of his career, and despite having two more years on his Rossoblu contract, he has been linked to the exit door on numerous occasions.

Speaking from Bologna’s preseason training camp (via La Gazzetta dello Sport) at Valles in Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Arnautovic shed light on the transfer market.

“I’m not talking about it: my brother is in charge of these things. I just have to think about working in the field and that’s what I’m doing. Football is strange and you never know what can happen tomorrow, just like in life. But I’m here and I’m happy to be here: I’ve never spoken to anyone and I’m happy to be a Bologna player.”

The Austrian then revealed the background of his relationship with coach Thiago Motta.

“Many things have been said but they came from outside. I’m fine with the coach. He talks to me, like he talks to everyone. We don’t go to restaurants together, but he doesn’t do it with any of my companions. When we are on the field, we are fine: a perfect relationship. He always says the forwards have to stay wide so the midfielders have space, even if it’s strange for me. I learn something every day, even at 34, and this pleases the coach.”

Arnautovic also exalted former manager Sinisa Mihajlovic, who died from leukemia at the end of last year.

 It’s always a bit difficult to talk about him. Sinisa is like family to me, like my father and brother, a special person. I always spoke about him with a smile.”

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