Reports emerging this morning claim West Ham United have finally completed the club record signing of Sebastien Haller.
It is a Haller-lujah moment for the Hammers and boss Manuel Pellegrini after a summer-long chase for a top quality forward.
According to Sky Sports, West Ham have agreed a £45million deal with Eintracht Frankfurt and the player has agreed terms on a five-year deal. Sky Sports claims the player has passed a medical and fans are now excitedly awaiting West Ham’s official announcement.
It is easy to see why Manuel Pellegrini is so keen to sign striker Sebastien Haller.
After missing out on Maxi Gomez, West Ham’s attentions turned to Frenchman Haller.
On Tuesday morning Haller’s club Eintracht Frankfurt took to Twitter to confirm they have agreed a fee with West Ham.
West Ham lacking a striking influence
West Ham were desperate for a quality striker after losing their most influential striker in Marko Arnautovic.
Pellegrini has also allowed Andy Carroll – another player capable of making a big impact on the rare occasion he was fit – to leave the club.
And while Lucas Perez’s departure was inevitable he too had a decent scoring record for West Ham considering his lack of starts.
Haller will certainly do just that if these statistics are anything to go by.
Haller statistics make for encouraging reading
The data, posted by WhoScored.com, shows just how influential the big Frenchman has been for Frankfurt.
Haller could make Hammers a genuine force
Eintracht Frankfurt with and without Sebastien Haller starting in the Bundesliga last season
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) July 15, 2019