A report has made a new claim that West Ham United striker Sebastien Haller has failed to settle in London.
Haller became West Ham’s record signing when he joined for £45million last summer.
But the Frenchman has netted just seven goals in 28 Premier League games.
Now The Express is claiming Haller has failed to settle into life in London since moving from Frankfurt.
And as a result the report says West Ham are considering selling him already.
Hammers plan to sell ‘unsettled’ Haller – report
“West Ham United are considering off-loading club-record signing Sebastien Haller after just one season at the London Stadium,” The Express claims.
“The former French under-21 international has struggled to settle in London… David Moyes is looking at his options for next season, and the club could listen to offers for Haller despite his value likely to have dropped.
“Haller has rejected suggestions that the pressure of being the club’s record signing has impacted his form.”
But West Ham fans know the truth.
Many blame the club’s incoherent, scattergun recruitment and lack of planning for Haller’s struggles.
West Ham fans know the truth over striker’s struggles
Haller’s career statistics show he has always been at his best as the second forward in a two or three-man striker partnership.
But West Ham shipped out all five of last season’s strikers. And that left Haller playing an unfamiliar lone forward role all season with no contingency for if he was unfit, injured or out of form.
Other supporters felt the player was also to blame. They pointed to the fact the powerfully built striker does not always seem to be giving his all and has looked lethargic.
But the reason behind that too was explained recently when the quiet and unassuming star revealed his newborn baby had health issues which left him and his wife drained.
‘I was frequently tired’
“Now all is well but we endured several complicated weeks – whether it was my wife, my daughter, who also needed attention, or me. So I had to train, then go home and fulfill my role as a father.
“It was not easy and I was frequently tired.”
According to a report from Claret and Hugh, West Ham are haggling with Eintracht Frankfurt over the remaining money owed on the transfer of Haller.
Cynical fans will be forgiven for thinking reports Haller has not settled could even be emanating from within the club to try and manufacture a sale.