Is Marko Arnautovic the new Cristiano Ronaldo of free-kicks?
Many may still be unaware of the development of the new star of Austrian football, however, without doubt, Marko Arnautovic is a name who looks set to dominate the headlines in the years to come. At just 20-years-old, the forward was already snapped up on loan by Jose Mourinho last summer from his parent club FC Twente with the two clubs agreeing to defer agreement on the details of a permanent move to further down the track.
Arnautovic has only played twice for Inter Milan this season as he acclimatises to life in Serie A, after succumbing to a stress fracture in his right foot last summer. However, he showed a glimpse of his enormous talent on Wednesday night playing from the Austrian U21s against Denmark, as the forward adopted the same technique as CR9 in slicing across a free-kick to arch the ball viciously into the top corner.
Marko Arnautovic’s fantastic free-kick can be seen here.