Sebastien Haller joined West Ham from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2019 for around £45 million (BBC).
The 25-year-old has struggled to establish himself with the Hammers so far, however.
The Frenchman seems to be really struggling with the ferocious pace and intensity of the Premier League. And he has scored just seven goals in 29 games for the Hammers (Transfermarkt).
He has won an average of 7.6 aerial duals per game in 27 Premier League outings this season (Who Scored).
In fairness to Haller, however, he has been isolated up front with little support during the majority of this season.
The former Eintracht Frankfurt hitman does need to put himself about a bit more, however. Considering his size and stature, Haller should offer West Ham much more of a physical presence through the middle.
The 25-year-old proved last season in the Bundesliga that he is very effective when playing as part of a two-man attack.
So perhaps David Moyes needs to persist with playing Michail Antonio alongside the Frenchman, in order to get the best out of him.
Or should the Hammers just cut their losses on Haller?
Some West Ham fans have called for the striker to be sold this summer…
He’ll leave in the summer I reckon. Never looked like he wants to be here… class finisher tho
— Eggy⚒ (@Jameswhufc_) March 30, 2020
Uninspiring and doesn’t fit with the players we have. Need to sign players and play a way that we can get the best out of him. Or sell him. £45m? An expensive flop so far.
— VINNYWHUFC (@vinnywhufc) March 30, 2020
He may well be talented & we haven’t seen it, but in a difficult season, he’s been lazy, his work rate has been poor & often looked disinterested. 5 out of 10 max. With Bowen & Antonio I’d expect much more, but given attitude issues, if we could get our money back, I’d take it.
— Mark Hexton ⚒⚒ (@Hammerhexy) March 30, 2020
Not good enough
— ⚒️Mitchell Hicks⚒️ (@WHUMitchell) March 30, 2020
— Ian McKee (@ianmckee58) March 30, 2020
And the tweets kept coming…
5/10 maybe in a top side he’d be class but he has no work rate and looks lazy at times. Hopefully we can offload him in the summer, won’t get close to 45 million for him tho.
— ⚒Ed (@swoopwing) March 30, 2020
Dreadful. Ship him off to the french second division
— Charlie Levy ⚒ (@CharlieLevy92) March 30, 2020
Has not lived upto transfer expectation, overpaid and looks like he doesn’t want to be here sell and make a profit
— Lynda M Lynch (@Hammer50_WBA) March 30, 2020
never wanted to be here, get rid
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) April 1, 2020
I font think hes delivered and cant be up front on his own…i personally would sell him as hes not good enough for 5he team going forward
— Andrew Goodwin (@Andygz123) March 30, 2020
Crap and not worth that money
— Stew (@Stew34303360) March 30, 2020
No slow to adapt, inconsistent and poor goal return. Top strikers adapt their game. He only seems effective in a three up top formation.
— Nicholas Johnson (@nickjohns47) March 30, 2020