West Ham United could reunite record signing Sebastien Haller with assist king Ante Rebic if they play their cards right.
West Ham have struggled to get the best out of Haller this season.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have lacked guile up front with Haller often cutting an isolated and frustrated figure up front.
Things have improved with Michail Antonio’s return from injury.
West Ham desperate for guile to supply Haller
Injury-prone Jack Wilshere is being hawked out to clubs in January, read full story. Creative trio Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko have also struggled for form and fitness so the supply line for Haller has been found wanting.
But Pellegrini could solve his problems by moving for Haller’s former Frankfurt teammate Rebic.
Haller, Rebic and striker Luka Jovic formed what was dubbed the Magical Triangle in Germany.
The trio were the most deadly in the Bundesliga over the past few seasons and one of the most formidable attacking triumvirates in Europe too.
Hammers can reunite two third of ‘Magical Triangle’
West Ham could reunite two thirds of that partnership by taking over the remaining 18 months of AC Milan’s two-year loan deal for Croatia star Rebic.
As per Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira – who famously broke the Haller to West Ham story in the summer – Rebic could already be heading for the exit door after a disappointing start to the season (as also reported by Football Italia).
0 gol in 177 minuti giocati: numeri deludenti che aprono alla partenza a gennaio di Ante #Rebic, scivolato all’ultimo posto nelle gerarchie offensive del #Milan. Per il croato si prospetta la risoluzione anticipata del prestito dall’#EintrachtFrankfurt. #calciomercato
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) December 18, 2019
Rebic’s deal contains a £20million option to buy. But after failing to hit it off in Italy, Milan want to cut the loan short to free up space on their books for the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The situation plays perfectly into West Ham’s hands.
The Hammers are desperate for a player like Rebic.
An opportunity too good to miss
He would have instant chemistry with Haller and there would be no big outlay required in January.
West Ham can simply take on the rest of the loan deal which will give the owners David Sullivan and David Gold – known fans of loan deals with an option – time to decide whether to make the move permanent.
An opportunity too good to miss for West Ham.
Now it is over to the owners and Pellegrini to make it happen.