It is easy to see why Manuel Pellegrini is so keen to sign striker Sebastien Haller.
After missing out on Maxi Gomez, West Ham’s attentions have turned to Frenchman Haller (Sky Sports).
Sky claims West Ham are negotiating a deal in the region of £40million for the 6ft 3in ace.
And on Tuesday morning Haller’s club Eintracht Frankfurt took to Twitter to confirm they have agreed a fee with West Ham.
West Ham lacking a striking influence
West Ham have lost their most influential striker in Marko Arnautovic.
Pellegrini has also allowed Andy Carroll – another player capable of making a big impact on the rare occasion he was fit – to leave the club.
And while Lucas Perez’s departure was inevitable he too had a decent scoring record for West Ham considering his lack of starts.
So West Ham don’t just need a striker. They need a forward who will make a major contribution.
Haller will certainly do just that if these statistics are anything to go by.
Haller statistics make for encouraging reading
The data, posted by WhoScored.com, shows just how influential the big Frenchman has been for Frankfurt.
Proof Haller could make West Ham a force
Eintracht Frankfurt with and without Sebastien Haller starting in the Bundesliga last season
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) July 15, 2019