According to a report from Claret and Hugh, West Ham are haggling with Eintracht Frankfurt over the remaining money owed on the transfer of Sebastien Haller.
The 25-year-old joined the Hammers from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer of 2019 for around £45 million (BBC).
He has really struggled to establish himself in east London, however. West Ham fans have criticised Haller for his questionable work-rate and the fact that he just doesn’t put himself about enough.
The Frenchman seems to be really struggling with the ferocious pace and intensity of the Premier League. And he has scored just seven goals in 29 games for the Hammers (Transfermarkt).
He has won an average of 7.6 aerial duals per game in 27 Premier League outings this season (Who Scored).
In fairness to Haller, however, he has been isolated up front with little support during the majority of this season.
And if West Ham boss David Moyes persists with a 4-4-2 formation, we might just see the best out of the 25-year-old over the next year or so.
East London outfit looking to cut costs
Claret and Hugh claims that the Hammers still owe £25-30 million to Eintracht Frankfurt having signed Haller nine months ago.
The high level West Ham insiders suggest that because of the ongoing global health crisis, talks will be going ahead aimed at coming to new agreements on the original terms.
It seems as though the financial ramifications of the global crisis will spread far and wide.
Only the super elite clubs will be immune from the fallout.
And judging by Claret and Hugh’s report, West Ham are already making attempts to cut costs where they can.