ExWHUemployee took to Twitter to explain reports claiming that West Ham are facing sanctions from Fifa after defaulting on a £5.4 million payment owed to Eintracht Frankfurt over the transfer of Sebastien Haller.

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The 25-year-old joined the Hammers in the summer for a fee believed to be worth £45 million (BBC).

That fee was obviously not all paid up front, however.

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Sebastien Haller (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

And now the Times claim that West Ham could be in trouble, having defaulted on a £5.4 million payment to the Bundesliga side.

And Hammers fans will be fuming if that is the case.

Owners can’t seem to avoid controversy

David Sullivan and David Gold are far from popular at the London Stadium as it is.

Their appointment of David Moyes in December 2019 was the last straw for many of the West Ham fans.

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David Gold and David Sullivan (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Getty Images)

They had been sold a dream based on lies when moving to the London Stadium in 2016. And that turned out to be a nightmare.

And the latest claims regarding Haller will get under their skin even more.

 

ExWHUemployee has taken to Twitter to clarify the claims, however. And the Hammers insider also provided an update, suggesting that the east London outfit are now prepared to pay the £5.4 million fee in order to prevent an investigation…

So it seems as though the West Ham owners have seen sense. Doing anything to jeopardise their Premier League status this season would be a quite frankly nonsensical move from Sullivan and Gold.

So let’s just hope that they have, as Ex claims, seen the light and put this matter to bed asap.

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