Sebastien Haller joined West Ham from Eintracht Frankfurt in July for around £45 million.
And the 25-year-old has made a great start to life in the Premier League.
The Frenchman has scored three goals in as many games for the Hammers. His all-round game seems to be ideally suited to the Premier League, and he has really impressed thus far.
Yet in spite of this, he was overlooked for the French national team for their fixtures against Albania and Andorra.
Didier Deschamps went with Chelsea front-man Olivier Giroud instead.
The 32-year-old scored just one goal in two games against far inferior opposition, however, and he was hooked after 72 minutes last night.
So has the door opened for the West Ham ace?
Haller has never been capped by the senior French side, although he did impress at youth level, scoring 13 goals in 20 appearances for their under-21 side.
The Hammer star seems to have similar attributes to Giroud, although he is far quicker along the ground.
And he is seven years younger of course.
If Haller can score two or three goals at least during West Ham’s next four Premier League games, he surely must be given a chance by Deschamps for France.
It does seem to be just a matter of time for the 6ft 3in hitman. If he is patient, his time will surely come.
And Giroud’s display last night will only help the West Ham ace as he looks to achieve a lifelong ambition.