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West Ham United Break Club Record Transfer Free, Sign Eintracht Frankfurt’s Sebastien Haller

West Ham United have signed French striker Sebastien Haller from German side Eintracht Frankfurt for £45 million ($55.8 million), according to multiple reports.

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Haller made 77 total appearances for the Bundesliga club, scoring 33 goals. The 25-year-old may prove to be a more than suitable replacement for West Ham’s former striker Marko Arnautovic, who moved on to the Chinese Super League’s Shanghai SIPG F.C. Arnautovic was an average striker for the Hammers, scoring 11 goals in both of the seasons he was there. But Arnautovic seemed to have an indifferent relationship with the club. His brother and agent Danijel said about his brother, “he’s not a cow or a horse which you bring to market,” he told The Guardian. “He’s a highly talented footballer who is simply being used by West Ham. He’s just a number to them.”

Haller has experience in the higher competitions, as his former team Eintracht Frankfurt made it to the semi-finals of the Europa League this past season, losing to the eventual champions Chelsea FC. The Frenchman scored 20 goals for the France U21 team in 41 total appearances. According to Sky Sports, if the deal goes through, West Ham will have beaten their former record for most expensive transfer, £36 million ($44.6 million) they paid for the Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson last season.

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has just Javier Hernandez and Jordan Hugill as options up front after Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez each departed the club this summer. Even with the signing of Haller, Pellegrini may seek another first-team choice. According to BBC, Pellegrini said on Tuesday that his club is “trying to bring in good players.”

Haller joins new signing Pablo Fornals, formally of Villarreal FC. Fornals is a 23-year-old Spanish international attacking midfielder with an immense amount of talent. Fornals fills in a weak attacking midfield role that West Ham lacked last season. With Haller, Fornals and Anderson leading their attack, West Ham may improve on their last season’s 10th place, just finishing inside the top-half of the Premier League.

 

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