West Ham fans were amazed as footage emerged of Sebastien Haller making a run off the shoulder of a defender whilst on international duty with the Ivory Coast.

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The 27-year-old joined the Hammers in the summer of 2019 from Eintracht Frankfurt for around £45 million (BBC).

Haller was a complete flop at the London Stadium, however, and scored just 14 goals in 54 games for West Ham (Transfermarkt).

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He was moved on by David Moyes in January. The Ivory Coast international left the Hammers to link up with Ajax for around £20 million.

Haller has bagged 15 goals and eight assists in 27 games for the Dutch outfit thus far.

It is a real shame that things didn’t work out for the former Eintracht Frankfurt striker at West Ham.

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On his day he was a top-class player. The problem was that games often passed him by. The 27-year-old quite simply didn’t put in enough effort throughout the course of games and he just wasn’t suited to Premier League football.

Seeing Michail Antonio firing on all cylinders this season makes it even clearer to see just how ill-suited the Ivorian was to the Hammers’ style of play.

Here are all 14 goals Haller scored for the Hammers:

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West Ham fans shocked by Sebastien Haller clip

It appears as though the striker does actually have some pace in his locker. He certainly never showed it during his time at the London Stadium!

Some West Ham United fans have taken to Twitter in reaction to a clip showing Haller in action for his country yesterday…


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