West Ham United fans are buzzing after the club record capture of Sebastien Haller.
West Ham completed the signing of Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt (whufc.com), for a fee believed to be £45million.
It brings the curtain down on West Ham’s protracted search for a top quality striker which has spanned several years and many more transfer windows.
There has been surprise among rival fans and pundits with a knowledge of the Bundesliga that West Ham managed to get Haller.
A Haller-va coup
Many believed some of Europe’s elite would be pressing to sign the 6ft 3in star.
One pundit who has seen a lot of Haller is Andy Townsend.
The former ITV co-commentator has been covering the Bundesliga and Europa League matches for BT Sport in recent seasons.
Townsend is now working for Sky Sports and he was on co-comms for West Ham’s defeat to Manchester City in the Asia Trophy.
So he was well placed to offer an informed verdict on West Ham’s new man.
Informed Townsend ramps up the hype
“(Haller) is a good size and has a good stature about him,” Townsend said on Sky Sports.