West Ham United legend Trevor Sinclair has backed record signing Sebastien Haller to shine next season.

Haller became West Ham’s most expensive ever signing at £45million (BBC Sport) last month.

The 6ft 3in Frenchman got his first West Ham goal in the 5-3 pre-season win over Hertha Berlin in midweek.

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Pressure on for Haller the Hammer

A lot is resting on Haller as West Ham’s main man with just Javier Hernandez in reserve at the moment.

The Premier League have given the former Eintracht Frankfurt man top billing ahead of the big kick-off, read full story here.

Now Hammers legend Trevor Sinclair has warned Premier League defences to beware.

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Tricky Trev backs Haller to shine

“Putting it out there before the season kicks off,” Sinclair said on Twitter.

“Sebastian Haller is gunna toy with a lot of PL defenders this season.”


Manuel Pellegrini and West Ham fans will certainly hope so.

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Haller’s impressive stats

Haller converted 28.3 per cent of his shots last term, a figure better than any current Premier League (premierleague.com).

He also created 13 big chances, showing his eye for a killer pass. Only Raul Jimenez and Callum Wilson matched that total among current forwards in the top flight.

Haller is a major presence in the air too.

His total of 201 successful aerial duels in 2018/19 was bettered by only three strikers in the Premier League.

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