West Ham United legend Ian Bishop has delivered a brutal assessment of Sebastien Haller after he was sold to Ajax.
Haller departed West Ham for Holland for £20million on Friday, just 18 months after signing for a club record £45m.
The striker often divided opinion among some fans.
Haller departs and admits he knew about Ajax move for months
Many felt he lacked the desire, pace, mobility and strength to be a success in the Premier League.
Others felt he was mismanaged from the moment West Ham signed him for a vastly inflated fee.
The only man whose opinion mattered was West Ham boss David Moyes.
And the Scot clearly wasn’t a fan, sanctioning the club to take a £25m hit on the forward just to raise funds to try and sign somebody else.
Haller admitted in his first interview with the Ajax website that he had known about the move for many months. The French-born Ivorian also said Ajax’s winning mentality will suit him.
West Ham legend Bishop delivers brutal verdict on £45m flop and calls for Giroud
Hammers legend Bishop still keeps a close eye on his old club.
And he delivered a brutally honest assessment of Haller while reassuring West Ham fans over the club’s transfer plans.
“Just read Sebastian Haller’s quote: ‘Ajax has a winning mentality, and that suits me’,” Bishop said on Twitter.
“I must’ve been watching someone else then. I Tweeted when he arrived that if he worked hard he would endear himself to the fans, don’t think he read it. Let’s go get Giroud and kick on.
“Letting Haller go must mean Antonio is ready and another striker in the window. Let’s hope so.”
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Bishop’s call for the Hammers to move for Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud will get the seal of approval from many fans.
Giroud has been in fine form for the Blues this season.
But despite his goals, the French veteran continues to find himself on the Chelsea bench.
And according to Eurosport his desperation to retain his place in France’s Euro 2021 squad could boost West Ham’s chances of signing him this month.