West Ham United captain Mark Noble has lifted the lid on what makes new teammate Sebastien Haller special.
The 6ft 3in Frenchman became West Ham’s record signing at a cool £45million in the summer (BBC Sport).
But he has showed no signs of being weighed down by his price tag so far.

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Triple H – Haller Hammers Hero

Haller has scored three goals in as many games for West Ham so far.
But it has been his all-round game, strength, agility and intelligent play that has impressed supporters and pundits alike.
The likes of West Ham legend Tony Cottee believe Haller can be the first West Ham striker for 30 years to hit 20 or more goals in a top flight season (talkSPORT).
 
Hammers skipper Noble has seen dozens of strikers come and go in his time at West Ham.

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Noble pinpoints what makes Haller special

From looking up to the likes of Paolo Di Canio as a youth player to playing alongside Teddy Sheringham, Carlos Tevez and Dean Ashton, Noble has seen the sublime and the ridiculous.
And Noble believes it is Haller’s tactical intelligence, enthusiasm and level-headedness which makes West Ham’s new goalscoring hero special (whufc.com).
“He speaks good English, which helps, and he’s a great lad who wants to learn, wants to play, wants to win and I said at the time [of his signing], this club needs to move on from bringing in players who are here to, sort of, live in London and earn a bit of a payday,” Noble told whufc.com.

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Next up Villa

“We need young, enthusiastic players who are going to want to be here and play for the club for a long time, and it seems to be the case with him.

“He has scored a couple of similar goals and we worked a lot on that type of movement and that sort of pass from Arthur [Masuaku] and the big man was there again to tap in. It was a really well-worked goal.”

Haller will be leading the line for West Ham when they travel to Aston Villa on Monday night.

If the Hammers win they could move into the top four of the fledgling table depending on other results this weekend.

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