When speaking exclusively to French publication L’Equipe, West Ham new-boy Sebastien Haller shot down questions pertaining to Marko Arnautovic, insisting that he doesn’t care about following in the Austrian’s footsteps.
The Frenchman arrived at the London Stadium last week for £45 million, according to Sky Sports.
Hammers fans have high expectations of Haller, and so they should.
The 25-year-old was electric for Eintracht Frankfurt last season. He racked up 20 goals and 12 assists in 41 appearances in all competitions.
Haller arrives at West Ham as Marko Arnautovic’s replacement, but he doesn’t see it that way.
The 6ft 3in front-man told L’Equipe how he is only focused on doing the very best that he can for his new team:
“You know, I’m not someone who follows soccer news very closely. I do not care too much about who was there before me. I want to bring all that I can bring, to try to adapt as best as possible, as quickly as possible, and to give back the confidence I am shown.”
The Hammers are expected to make a real push for the top seven this season. And with Haller on board, they have every chance of doing just that.
West Ham fans will be hoping that the Frenchman is a real hit for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
They crave a new goalscoring hero. And Haller seems to possess all of the attributes needed to be a success in east London.