West Ham face late competition for Sebastien Haller, according to The Guardian. Just as this deal approaches its conclusion, there could be a last-minute hitch.
The Hammers have an agreement in place with Eintracht Frankfurt over the signing of Haller. The German club have confirmed this and added that he is London-bound for a West Ham medical.
It looked like West Ham were cruising towards completing their marquee striker signing. The reported deal is around €50m (roughly £45m), according to The Guardian, which would be a club-record fee.
However, there is some last-ditch interest from elsewhere. An unnamed club are potentially ready to make a late move to sign Haller. This could impact West Ham’s chances.
West Ham still in pole position
Despite this late interest, West Ham should still get this deal over the line. The Hammers have the advantage of an agreement in place and a medical booked.
Even for West Ham’s standards, it would be spectacular to mess this up from here. The 25-year-old, who has scored 33 goals in two years with Frankfurt, could be an Iron very soon.
Haller will fix West Ham’s striker problem if he joins. Marko Arnautovic, Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll have left, which has prompted West Ham to accelerate their interest in Haller.